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RAILWAY 
MODELLER 



April 1964 • Volume No, 15 




For the average enthusiast 



WORLDWIDE MAILORDER 





FORSPEEDY 
SERVICE 



SPECIALISTS 



Phone: PAL 4258/1323 
Opp. Southgate tube 



SOUTHGATE HOBBYSHOP 

1 & 5 THE BROADWAY, LONDON, N.14 




Open 9—1, 2—5.30 
9—6 Sat., E.C. Thurs. 



THE MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION 

CENTRAL HALL, LONDON, S.W.I, MARCH 31 TO APRIL 4 

We have been honoured by an invitation from the Model Railway Club for the first time to participate in this 
outstanding exhibition of all that is of interest to railway modellers. We hope to meet many of our friends, both 
from home and overseas, who know us only as a mail order house, and we are hoping to make a lot of new friends 
whom we can help with their fascinating hobby. Our stand is being planned to provide plenty to interest the 
advanced modeller and the beginner, and our staff will be ready to answer questions on all we have on display. 
We look forward to seeing you and your friends. 



TRI-ANG ROVEX— MINIC— MODEL-LAND 

Working layout showing integration of the three products with 
full scenic effects. 



BEATIBOARD FOR THE BEST BASEBOARDS 

All displays are on Beatiboard, the material time has proved to 
be the best for railway and roadway baseboards. 



TT RAILWAY DEVELOPMENTS 

We are showing a wide range of accessories to go with this 
SPACE AGE RAILWAY. 



SCENERY BUILDING WITH BEATIPLAST, ETC. 

Daily demonstrations to show how anyone can build a realistic 
scenic layout in full colour without training or special skill. 



HORNBY-DUBLO DEVELOPMENTS 

See the FLYOVER KITS from the French factory and the latest 
locomotives and rolling stock. We now stock the full range. 



ROADWAYS FOR RAILWAY LAYOUTS 

See FALLER AUTO SPORT. Minic Roadways and the WRENN 152 
sets for the OO model layout. 



SOUTHGATE PUBLICATIONS 

Illustrated Catalogue (post 6d.) 

Guide to Scenic Modelling , 

The Space Age Railway — all about TT 
Easter BEATTIE EXPRESS 



... 2/- 

... 1/6 

... 1/6 

... 6d. 



MAIL ORDER AT HOME 

Orders received first post Monday to Friday are dispatched the 
same day. Orders over 20/- are post free. Small orders add 2/6 
please. 



FORMOWAY TRACK AND POINTWORK 

Mr. Dimmock of Graham Farish will be available to answer 
questions on this flexible system. 



THE NEW BEATTIE TRACK SYSTEM 

Display showing how PECO Streamline track can be used effec- 
tively with PLAYCRAFT and HORNBY-DUBLO pointwork for 
simplicity. 



MARKLIN— THE AUTOMATIC RAILWAY 

We shall have all the latest news from the Nuremburg Fair for 
the many MARKLIN fans. 



THE BEST IN POWER AND CONTROL EQUIPMENT 

Power units by H & M, TRI-ANG and HORNBY-DUBLO. Con- 
trollers, switch gear and lighting units to provide a high standard 
of reliability. 



THE RANGE OF BUILD-IT-YOURSELF KITS 

The latest by Wills, Gem, Bee, Rovex, Marklin and Airfix. Model 
land, Faller, Vollmer, Playcraft and Superquick. 



STREAMLINE FOR OOO SYSTEMS 

The latest from PECO with LONE STAR, ARNOLD and the 
EGGERBAHN contractors' railway system. 



THE GREAT EXCHANGE 

Advice will be available on changing system for system, track for 
track and railways for roadways through the tried and trusted 
part-exchange plan we have operated for ten years. 



MAIL ORDER FOR OVERSEAS 

Deduct 15 per cent (3/- in the pound) for purchase tax. Post is 
extra except to British service stations enjoying home postal rates, 
which apply. 



SPECIAL NOTICE. During the period of the exhibition our shops at Southgate and our mail order department will function as 

usual. Visitors will be welcome. 



KINDLY MENTION THE RAILWAY MODELLER WHEN WRITING TO ADVERTISERS 



WORLDWIDE MAILORDER 




Phone: PAL 42S8/1323 
Opp. Southgate tube 



of LONDON 

smmmSPECIALISTS 



FORSPEEDY 
SERVICE 



SOUTHGATE HOBBYSHOP 

1 & 5 THE BROADWAY, LONDON, N.14 




Open 9—1, 2—5.30 
9—6 Sat., E.C. Thurs. 



BEATTIES GREAT EXCHANGE 

Hundreds of modellers have taken advantage of the terms in our latest exchange pamphlet, " THE GREAT 
EXCHANGE." They have changed system for system, track for track, trains for racing cars and racing cars for 
trains. PART EXCHANGE, which means at least 50 per cent cash in the deal, is the usual plan, but we are taking 
TRI-ANG SUPER 4, TRI-ANG TT B tracks and MARKLIN on a " straight exchange " basis. 

CHANGE TO HORNBY-DUBLO We are now HORNBY-DUBLO FULL AGENTS and are carrying the full range from the 

British and French factories of Meccano Ltd. Those who are keen to change from three-rail 
to two-rail can do so through our PART-EXCHANGE plan. Provided your three-rail track 
is in good order, you can send it to us with the PART-EXCHANGE form from our pamphlet 
with your order for two-rail track and the cash balance required. We do not take three-rail 
in "straight exchange" and we only buy it for cash at our valuation. Your three-rail locos 
can be converted to two-rail and we supply wheels to change your rolling stock. 

CHANGE TO TRI-ANG SUPER 4 You can change to Tri-ang Super 4 and get the benefit of running other rolling stock on 

your layout. It is a well-built, robust track and recommended for the beginner and average 
modeller. You can trade in your standard or Series 3 track for Super 4 provided they are in 
good condition, but there must be a cash payment equal at least to the allowance we make 
for your old track. 

CHANGE TO FLEXIBLE If you like the extra realism and smooth running of one of the fine flexible tracks like 

FORMOWAY. PECO STREAMLINE, WRENN or GEM, you can trade in your old track if it 
is in good condition in PART EXCHANGE 

You can trade in your train set in PART EXCHANGE for a roadway or racing circuit. We 
carry the full range of car sets and you can start with the SCALEXTRIC BT/30 for only 
£3/15/- (post, etc. 5/-) and build up from there to a really big layout. 

BEATIBOARD is our own material but you can order it through your own model shop if 
you wish. BEATIBOARD is light and strong, it will take pins and screws and it comes to you 
ready to use as it needs no framing. If you want a good railway you must start with a good 
baseboard — a BEATIBOARD. Do not be put off with substitutes ! 

4ft. x 2ft. ... 16/- 4ft. x 2ft. 8in. ... 22/6 6ft. x 3ft. 3in. ... 45/- 

6ft. x 4ft. ... 48/- 8ft. x 4ft. ... 64/- Trestles, each ... 21/- 

(Carriage in England 10/- ; add 5/- for trestles) 

We carry the largest range and stock of railway and racing car equipment in this country 
and we have a staff of six who deal only with our mail orders from home and overseas. 
Monday to Friday all orders received first post are dispatched the same day. Overseas 
inquiries are welcomed (deduct 15 per cent or 3/- in the pound to allow for purchase tax). 
Postage is extra overseas, but British service men at overseas stations buy free of tax and 
orders over 20/- are sent post free as in U.K. Small orders : please add 2/6 for post and 
handling. 

Have you had our monster catalogue ? It costs 2/-, with 6d. postage, and contains a bonus voucher so that you recover your 2/- 
when you send us a suitable order. The catalogue is comprehensive, it covers the main train systems as well as a host of useful 
accessories. It also lists of lot of the material the serious scale modeller needs. It shows the range of our service. Send for your copy. 



CHANGE TO ROADWAYS 



BEATIBOARD 



MAIL ORDER DEPARTMENT 



PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT THE RAILWAY MODELLER 



MORE HORNBY-DUBLO BANKRUPT STOCK 

We have purchased the complete stocks of more traders going out of this business, so if you were too late last time here is 

another chance. 



2-RAIL 

2006 0-6-0 tank goods train sets 

2008 0-6-0 tank passenger sets 

2016 0-6-2 tank goods sets 

2217 B.R. 0-6-2 tank locos 

2218 B.R. 2-6-4 tank locos 

2224 B.R. 2-8-0 freight locos and tenders .. 

2221 " Cardiff Castle " and tender 

2230 Bo-Bo diesel-electrics 

2233 Co-Bo diesel-electrics 

2234 Deltic diesel-electrics 

4021/2 suburban coaches 8/6 (12/-), 4679 
(11/3), 2734/5 diamond crossings 8/6 (1 
12/6, 5030 island platform kits 9/-, 4401 
2710 curved rails 1/-, isolating rails 1/6. 

NEW OO G.W.R. PANNIER TANKS 



Die-cast metal bodies on proprietary chassis, ready to run 







List price 




50/- 


£3/8/6 




65/- 


£4/3/9 




85/- 


£5/8/- 




45/- 


£2/16/9 




57/6 


£3/18/- 




70/- 


£4/11/6 




70/- 


£4/8/6 




45/- 


£3/0/9 




65/- 


£4/6/- 




70/- 


£4/13/6 


traffic 


services wagons 8/- 


1/9), 


5015 girder bridges 


mail 


vans 17/6 


(24/9), 




~*m£s | | 



2-rai| (Tri-ang chassis and couplings) 

2-rail (Hornby-Dublo chassis and couplings) 

3-rail (Hornby-Dublo type and couplings) 



5700 
45/- 
50/- 
57/6 



9400 
57/6 
57/6 
70/- 



9700 



75/- 
95/- 



( Illustration shows 5700 model with Hornby-Dublo 2-rail chassis) 

UNUSUAL LOCOS FOR HORNBY-DUBLO 2-RAIL 

B12 class 4-6-0 57/6 (with smoke 75/-), "Nellie" tank locos 37/6, 
4-6-2 "Britannia" 75/- (smoke 95/-), LI class 4-4-0 59/6 (smoke 
77/6), 2-6-2 class 3 MT tanks 65/- (smoke 82/6), A1A main line 
diesels 65/-, B.R. diesel power cars 57/6, Pullman motor cars 65/- (new 
converted Tri-ang models, last two weighted and refitted Hornby-Dublo 
wheels, with Tri-ang couplings left on) ; B.R. 3F 0-6-0 tank locos 37/6, 
3F 0-6-0 locos and tenders 50/- (Tri-ang bodies fitted on latest Hornby- 
Dublo chassis). Tenders included. 

SPECIAL OFFER OF TRI-ANG OO LOCOS 

All in perfect order and condition (slightly used). 4-6-2 "Britannia" 
(with smoke) 59/6, 4-2-2 "Lord of the Isles" 39/6, 4-4-0 LI class 
39/6, 4-6-2 "Princess" class with Walschaerts gear (green or maroon) 
39/6, 3F 0-6-0 tanks 25/-, R351 Co-Co electrics 50/- (tenders 
included ). 

HORNBY-DUBLO EXPRESS CHASSIS EXCHANGE 
SERVICE 

There is no need to wait a long time for Hornby-Dublo repairs which 
may be expensive. We can send ycu by return post a fully serviced, 
guaranteed complete chassis which you can fit into your own loco body. 
2-rail: 0-6-2 tank 35/-, 2-6-4 tank 45/- 4-6-0 (ring field) "Castle" 
45/-, 2-8-0 (ring field) 45/-, "City of London" 45/-, "Golden 
Fleece" 45/- (fits 3-rail "Silver King"). 3-rail: 2-6-4 tank 25/-, 
" Silver King " 27/6, " Duchess " 27/6. Or send us your non-working 
complete chassis and we will allow as follows : 3-rail — 0-6-2T 5/-, all 
others 7/6 ; 2-rail— 0-6-0, 0-6-2T 10/-, all others 15/-. 

HORNBY-DUBLO 2-RAIL LOCOS 

We have a very small quantity of almost unused locos and tenders, all 
the latest type end in perfect order and condition : " Barnstaple " 79/6, 
"City of London" 65/-, "Golden Fleece" 65/- (with tenders). 

COMPLETE LAYOUT EXCHANGES 

We can part exchange your complete layout (or odd items) to another 
make, type or gauge or exchange your track only to flexible Peco, 
Wrenn, Formoway, etc. Please send exact list of your items, and state 
make, etc., required. We will then quote you our part exchange price 
and will send you a list in the required make from which to choose. 
POSTAGE 2/- PER ORDER PLEASE. S.a.e. with inquiries. 



3-RAIL 

List price 

B.R. 2-6-4 tank locos 55/- £3/18/- 

" City of London" and tender 70/- £4/16/- 

Deltic diesels 70/- £4/13/6 

EDA1 curved rails 2/6 (3/7), half straight rails 1/6 (2/6), quarter 
straight rails 1/3 (2/3), straight terminal half rails 3/6 (4/11), half 
curves 1/6 (2/6), curved terminal rail. 4/- (6/-), D14 suburban 
coaches 7/6, D12 corridor coaches 9/- (red and cream), D22 corridor 
coaches (maroon) 10/-, Dl ventilated vans 5/-, tank wagons (various) 
5/-, DI goods vans 3/6, buffer stops 2/-, through platform extensions 
7/6 (11/-), island platform extensions 4/6, bogie bolster wagons 6/- 
(8/6), bogie high-capacity wagons 5/- (7/9). 

NEW TRI-ANG LOCOS CONVERTED FOR 
HORNBY-DUBLO 3-RAIL 

These conversions really do work, as they are fitted with genuine 
Hornby-Dublo twin sprung current collectors and Hornby-Dublo latest 
couplings. 4-6-2 "Britannia" 79/6 (with smoke 99/6), LI class 4-4-0 
65/- (smoke 79/6), 3F 0-6-0 loco and tender 57/6, 3F 0-6-0 tanks 
47/6, B12 4-6-0 65/- (smoke 80/-), A1A diesels 67/6, B.R. diesel 
power cars 65/-, Pullman motor cars 70/- (last two weighted and 
Tri-ang couplings left on). Tenders included. 



DUCHESS OF MONTROSE 
TENDERS 



LOCOS AND 



This model is no longer in production. Buy now before it becomes a 
collector's piece. 

Loco and tender (refitted new 2-rail complete chassis) 70/- 

Loco and tender (refitted new 3-rail complete chassis) SV/o 

WRENN TRACKWORK CLEARANCE (3-RAIL) 

NEW items: 24in. -radius points 8/6 (11/11), 36in.-radius points 8/6 
(11/11), curved points 8/6 (11/11), switch crossings 8/6 (13/3), 
crossovers 17/6 (27/10), double junctions 27/6 (38/10). 

MOTORS MOTORS MOTORS 

Tri-ang X04 (OO gauge) 12/10, XT60 (TT) 12/10, Tri-ang motor bogies 
for R157, Rl 56, R351, T96, all 28/- each; Hornby-Dublo 0-6-0 tank 
motors (also fit old-type 2-8-0 and "Bristol Castle") 15/-; Hornby- 
Dublo ring field motors 25/- ; Airfix motors 10/6 ; qpmplete sets 
cylinder and valve gear for " Duchess " 10/-, " City of London " 12/6, 
2-8-0 freight 12/6; MINIATURE BULBS, as fitted to Hornby-Dublo 
colour light signals (red, green, amber), 1/6 each, six for 7/6, or 
12/- doz. 



HORNBY-DUBLO 3-RAIL LOCOMOTIVES 



(Reconditioned guaranteed bargains) 



. ... 42/- 

. ... 45/- 

. ... 50/- 

. ... 50/- 

GIVEN AWAY FREE WITH EVERY LOCO ABOVE : two 

crossings (list value 19/10) or electric uncoupler and switch ( 
16/-) or four hand uncouplers (your choice). 



B.R. 
B.R. 
B.R. 
B.R. 



2-6-4 tank locos 

Bo-Bo diesel-electrics 

2-8-0 freight and tender 

4-6-2 " Silver King " and tender 



List price 
£3/18/- 
£3/2/6 
£4/1/- 
£4/6/6 
diamond 
list value 



3-RAIL CLEARANCE OFFERS 

(Used items in good condition) 











List price 


Straight rails 




2/- 


each 


3/7 each 


Isolating points 




7/6 


4 for £1 


13/- „ 


Half curved rails 




1/J 


9/— dozen 


2/6 „ 


Quarters or shorts ... 




1/- 


9/— dozen 


2/3 ,, 


Electric points 




15/- 


4 for 44/- 


24/6 ,, 


Isolation rails 




1/6 


,, 15/— dozen 


3/6 ,, 


Buffer stops 




1/9 


18/- dozen 


2/8 ,, 


EDA1 curved rails 




11- 


12/- dozen 


3/7 „ 


Diamond crossings 




6/- 


4 for 15/- 


9/11 ,, 


Turntables 


25/- 


R 


oyal Mail sets 25/- 





Take advantage of our quantity offers and save money. 



HATTONS . 180 



SMITHDOWN ROAD 
LIVERPOOL, IS 



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Three NEW 
Wonderful Wagons 




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Another new design for the OO enthusiast 
plus the first two in a completely new series 
of 5-plank mineral wagons for TT-3. 
Add colour and variety to your trains 
with these truly delightful models — 
strong, yet light enough 
for really long trains ! 



T. JENKERSON & SONS 

A most attractive 7-plank coal wagon for OO. All-black 
body with white lettering shaded red. White ' flags ' with 
red lettering and trade mark. 9ft wooden type chassis 
with all the famous Peco features including working 
axle-box springs, sprung buffers. Simplex couplings, pin- 
point bearings, etc. Complete OO kit 10/6 

Together with the new ' names ' announced last month 
(see March Railway Modeller) this latest addition 
brings the total range of Peco OO wagons now available 

to 17. 



The original series of Peco TT-3 5-plank mineral 
wagons are now no longer in production* and the two 
shown here mark the start of a new r series in line with 
the present OO range. 

* Some may still be available at various retailers and if von have the 
opportunitv are well worth searching for .' 



JOSEPH COLE & SON LTD 

A very colourful design with chrome yellow body having 
black corner plates and lettering. 9ft wooden tvpe chassis. 
Complete TT-3 kit 6/9 

Also available in OO price 9 6 



MENDIP MOUNTAIN QUARRIES CO 

Body dark grey. Emblem on doors, red with white 
lettering. Other lettering also white. Corner plates black. 
9ft wooden type chassis. Complete TT-3 kit 6/9 

Also available in OO price 9 6 



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WONDERFUL WAGONS iiiP 

Central Hall, Westminster. 

MANUFACTURED BY PR1TCHARD PATENT PRODUCT CO LTD SEATON DEVON 

PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT THE RAILWAY MODELLER 




Narrow Gauge Modellers ! You've been waiting for this kit! 
FESTINIOG RAILWAY "Double Fairlie" 0-4-4-0 



12mm, gauge, 5ymm. scale 



Collaboration with the Festiniog 
Railway Company has resulted 
in an accurately detailed scale 
model of this most fascinating 
of all narrow-gauge locomo- 
tives, Built at Boston Lodge 
works in 1885 as No. 11 "Liv- 
ingston Thompson," it later 
became " Taliesin." In 1961 the 
name was changed to " Earl of 
Merioneth." 




Our kit contains all necessary 
parts and is easily assembled 
with the simplest of tools. The 
parts may be glued together. 
Soldering is not necessary. All 
axles are driven, wheels are 
quartered and simple to fit. Con- 
necting rods and crossheads are 
fully working. The loco will 
traverse 15in.-radius curves and 
haul heavy loads. 



COMPLETE KIT READY FOR ASSEMBLY, £5/19/6 post free. 

(motor extra 25/-) 



Send 1/6 for the latest GEM Catalogue. 32 fully illustrated pages of interest to all modellers in OO, TT and NG. 
An extra 9d. will bring you the Flexi-Trak Handbook " Track'Laying and Wiring Simply Explained." 



George E.MellorI^I 



3IA, RHOS ROAD, 
RHOS-ON-SEA, NORTH WALES 



Quality Products in ^JJjJ^^f OO and TT Gauges 



make sure you get your 
copy of the 



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out now price IJ9 

or by post direct— 2/3 from 

PECO • SEA TON ■ DEVON 



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TT START 

Inexpensive, compact, 

safe— 

an ideal start for youth 




Zeuke and Wegwerth, with their expert knowledge, have pro- 
duced the model construction par excellence for the young 
and future model railway enthusiasts. " TT-start" is an ideal 
layout for the beginner. 

"IT-START" is a reasonably priced start in model construc- 
tion in compact basic size TT (I : 120). 

"TT-START" guarantees high quality and efficiency through 
uncomplicated, normal battery drive. All Zeuke driving 
vehicles — and those in the model series — can run on the 
" TT-start" layout. Without changing the " TT-start" material 
you can go over to mains current when buying a transformer 
later. 

"TT-START" comes in simple and extended basic kits with 
different train combinations. There are also extra packets 
with trucks, points and various pieces of rail. 

"TT-START" is a new, successful hit in the table-top range. 



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We shall be exhibiting on Stand No. 25 at the MODEL RAILWAY CLUB EXHIBITION, CENTRAL HALL, WESTMINSTER, 
and will be including a special display by PECO, where their representative will be pleased to show you a number of new 
exciting lines from this company, including new Wonderful Wagons, an entirely new Streamline Y-point, point motor, ballast 
inlay, flexible track for OOO gauge and the flexible Motoroad. 

WE DRAW ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING NEW ITEMS : 

PECO OO WONDERFUL WAGONS : Pwllheli Granite and A. Gresley & Co., 9/6 each. 

T. Jenkerson and Sons, 10/6. And for TT-3 : Joseph Cole, Mendip Mountain Quarries, 6/9 each. 

PECO Catalogue, New 13th Edition, listing all the latest products, 1/9. 

GEM NARROW GAUGE FESTINIOG DOUBLE-ENDED FAIRLIE LOCO KIT, complete except for motor, 
£5/19/6. Y Y 

K's OO GAUGE L.M.S. (ex-M.R.) 0-6-0 KIRTLEY LOCO AND TENDER KIT. Price to be announced. 

WILLS OO GAUGE G.W.R. 4-6-0 "HALL" CLASS LOCO AND TENDER KIT. Price to be announced. 

BEC TT GAUGE G.W.R. 22XX CLASS LOCO BODY KIT, 35/-. 

TT GAUGE L.M.S. 2-P LOCO KIT, complete with Romford wheels, 55/6 (K's tender drive unit extra). 

Send to address below for our latest 76-page illustrated catalogue, price 6d., plus Ad. postage 
Please note our new address : 

14 NEW CAVENDISH STREET, LONDON, W.1 

Telephone : WELbeck 8835 

We have moved to larger showrooms just off Marylebone High Street, where we shall be pleased to welcome you when in town. 
Come along and look round — it will be well worth while. 



AUSTRALIA'S 
LARGEST MODEL 
RAILWAY SUPPLIERS 
OFFER THE BEST 
SELECTION OF 
JAPAN'S LEADING 
OO/HO 
LOCOMOTIVE 
PRODUCTS 




L.M.S. " Crab " 
loco and ten- 
der, typical of 
the peerless 
manufacture by 
top Japanese 
craftsmen. Com- 
pounded of 
many hundreds 
of individual 
parts — formed, 
punched, drop- 
forged and cast 
by the ultimate " lost 
wax " process. All from 
brass in sheet or stock sections. 



— CHECK LIST OF CURRENT STOCKS — 



0-4-0 Tank Switcher', 

Plantation type, supplied with 

optional Stovepipe and Diamond Stacks 

0-4-0 Tank Switcher, as above, but for HOn3 gauge 

Plantation Mallet Tank Locomotive 

C.N. Switcher w/Slope Back Tender 

G.N. Locomotive and Tender 

N.Y.C. J3a Class Locomotive and Tender 

N. & W. Locomotive and Tender 

L.M.S. "Crab" Locomotive and Tender 

S.P. "C-I0" Locomotive w/Vanderbilt Tender 

N.S.W.G.R. " C.38 " Locomotive and Tender ... 

B. and A. Locomotive and Tender 

B. and M. Locomotive and Tender 

B. and O. " S.l " Locomotive w/Vanderbilt Tender 

U. P. Locomotive w/Vanderbilt Tender 

2-8-8-8-2 Erie Triplex Locomotive (2 motors) and Tender 

Brill 75ft. Gas-electric Car 

Auto-tail and Trailer 

Harriman Cars: Baggage, Combine, Coach or R.P.O. 

Saloon Tram-car, Single Truck, Non-vestibuled 

Saloon Tram-car, Double Truck, Vestibuled, Max-traction ... 

Pacific Electric 47ft. "800" Interurban Car 

Pacific Electric 71 ft, "400" Interurban Car 

Pacific Electric 67ft. "498" Interurban Combine 

Indiana RR. Interurban R.P.O Car 



0-4-4-0 

0-6 

4-6-2 

4-6-4 

4-8-0 

2-6-0 

2-8-0 

4-6-2 

2-8-4 

2-8-4 

2-10-2 

4-12-2 



KUMATA/ 
UNPAINTED 



£A4/17/6 

£A4/18/6 

£A9/10/- 

£A20/7/6 

£A22/15/- 

£A28/15/- 

£A27/-/_ 

£A25/-/- 

£A24/-/- 

£A26/15/- 

£A3S/-/- 

£A35/-/- 

£A37/15/- 

£A70/-/- 

£A100/12/6 

£A17/8/6 

£A2/18/6 

£A3/17/- 

£A7/10/- 

£A13/5/- 

£A16/15/- 

£A17/15/- 

£A17/15/- 

£A13/-/- 



TENSHODO PAINTED 

GM-F9 A. and B. Diesel Units, per pair 

A. and B. Diesel Units, per pair \ 

U-P. " Big Boy " Locomotive and Tender ... ... 

S.F. "Texas" Locomotive and Tender 

UP. "Challenger" Locomotive and Tender ... 

S.F. Hudson Locomotive and Tender 

C-& N.W.Atlantic Locomotive and Tender ( unpainted) 
G.N. Mikado Locomotive w/Vanderbilt Tender 

G.N. Mohawk Locomotive and Tender ... 

G.N. Northern S-l Locomotive w/Vanderbilt Tender 
G.N. Northern S-2 Locomotive w/Vanderbilt Tender 

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April 1964 Vol. 15 No. 


162 


Sfims you fiow,., 




D. E, Lloyd built the 
AUGHER VALLEY 


86 j 


to convert an 
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TWIN TERMINI 


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CHANNEL TUNNEL 


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Proprietary Modeller 
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Early British Raihvays 
ST. IVES 


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MIXED FREIGHT 
Scenic hints 
Spring points 

Seat units for Bulleid coaches 
On boilers 
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108 
109 
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ALL CHANGE AT WESTMINSTER 105 


READERS' LETTERS 


110 


NOTES AND NEWS 


111 



Multiple-unit railcars are as useful for the 
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always easier to copy the prototype you 
can see for yourself. 

We hope as many readers as possible 
will visit the exhibition, which is always 
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This year sees another and perhaps 
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We hope that he will find more time to 
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Donegal railcar passing over Augher 
viaduct on D. E. Lloyd's 4mm. scale Irish 
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Railway of the Month 



AUGHER VALLEY 



Fivemiletown engine shed, showing ex- 
Tralee and Dingle 2-6-2T built by the late 
R. Nicholls, ex-Deutsche Reichsbahn 
0-10-OT by Zeuke and Dr. Michael Taylor's 
ex-Donegal railcar No. 16 (the shed still 
lacks a centre-post in the doorway!). 



D. E, Lloyd describes his OOn3 layout based firmly on Irish practice 



The railway and its prototype 

THIS narrow-gauge line is the outcome of four or five years' pipe- 
dreaming, planning and experimenting. When TT gauge was first 
introduced its possibilities as a basis for OOn3 were discussed in this 
journal, and a long-held ambition to build a really extensive narrow- 
gauge empire seemed at last within reach. 

I decided to base my model on an imaginary prototype in Ireland. 
This would give me a chance to model any Irish stock I chose, because 
these lines had a habit of acquiring the stock of their neighbours as they 
closed. So that the model would be convincing, although strictly free- 
lance, 1 fabricated a complete history of the " real " Augher Valley 
Railway and endowed it with a distinct personality. Hence the little 
line now ambles from Fivemiletown to Manorhamilton, and then on 
to Castlemalin along its typically Irish Castlemalin extension. Diesel 
railcars have appeared, two halts have been closed, the signals all droop 
rather non-commitally, grass grows between the tracks and the whole 
system presents that decaying atmosphere common to all light railways 
nowadays. 

The route 

Fivemiletown is the Mecca of all Irish narrow-gauge enthusiasts — all 
" short-axle fans." Here are situated, a customary mile or so from the 
town, the works and sheds of this little line. Solidly built in Faller's 
stone-paper, the loco shed houses those of our stud that the works can 
do no more with — one of Sid Chappell's photographs shows two engines 
and a railcar basking in the afternoon sun here while their brothers and 
sisters are clattering over the countryside. 

The main line runs behind the works and swings through the town, 
crossing the road on the level. A short jog through the fields brings the 
train to Augher Bridge halt (closed) and on to a lofty stone viaduct 
striding over the valley that lends its name to the railway. On the other 
side of the valley is Moyasta Road, the first passing station. Trains pass 
here only on fair days, and it is really a rather dozy place with only a 
small ballast quarry and a nunnery to give any regular traffic. The 
nearest village is two miles away, and Moyasta Castle looms high over 
the railway. 

Our train leaves Moyasta Road — after some desultory shunting very 
likely — to run through a narrow gorge that it shares rather uncomfort- 
ably with a stream. The situation here is strangely reminiscent of Barnes 
Gap on the Lough Swilly railway, but we soon emerge on to the shores 
of Lough Malin, where we run along the beach to Newtownhamilton 
halt — quite busy in the summer but little used for the remaining fifty- 
one weeks. The railway now describes a dented semi-circle, crossing the 



main Letterkenny road first on the level (look — no gates!) and then on 
a small girder bridge, and runs downhill into Manorhamilton Junction. 
This was originally the terminus of the line, and it is generously en- 
dowed with a turntable, a single-road shed and a small goods yard. 
Manorhamilton is a fair-sized market town — as they go in Ireland — 
and most trains terminate here. 

From Manorhamilton runs the Castlemalin Extension Railway. This 
line, of considerable length, bristles with formidable gradients and sinu- 
ous curves as it winds up through the mountains to Castlemalin. Traffic 
is naturally meagre on this line; all its intermediate halts have fallen 
into disuse and Castlemalin itself has lost its turntable and engine shed. 
There is but one train a day in each direction, and this may soon be 
reduced to one every alternate day, except in the tourist season, which 
is unfortunately short. 

The extension leaves Manorhamilton and climbs (at 1 in 18) through 
Malin Gap. The diminutive engine blasts its way through deep cuttings 
and over towering embankments, generally with a train of not more than 
three or four vehicles unless double-headed, until it reaches a long 
curving viaduct that spans the valley and carries the train over on to 
a narrow rocky ledge high above Lough Malin. Crossing the lough on 
a steel viaduct, the train at last runs into Castlemalin, which has a 
wooden station building, a small goods yard and the omnipresent bus 
patiently waiting to meet the train — nothing much to write home about, 
but the tourists like it. 

This run has taken well over five minutes of actual time, and a system 
of cab control means that the train can have been passed from station 
to station or have been controlled throughout its long journey by only 
one operator. In actual fact, the A.V.R. and C.E.R. are generally 
operated as two distinct concerns — like the Welsh Highland north and 
south of Beddgelert — and few trains ever run right through. The intend- 
ing passenger for Castlemalin must, I regret, change at the junction and 
occupy the hour or so wait the best way he can ! 

Plans were originally made for a standard-gauge interchange at the 
junction, but space forbade this. Since no Irish narrow-gauge railway 
was completely divorced from the standard gauge this is a matter for 
some concern, and negotiations are now in hand for a further extension 
into another room where I can try my hand at mixed-gauge track, at 
21mm. -gauge stock and, I hope, at a roadside tramway. 

The illustrations will show the magnificent scenery, the basis of which 
is largely the work of my gifted friend Peter Midwinter. We have tried 
throughout to capture the atmosphere of north-west Donegal, and the 
little trains look quite at home here even though Manchester fogs so 
often swirl past the window! 



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A bove : t h e 
afternoon mixed 
from Manorhamilton 
Junction arrives in Five- 
mil down, headed by ex-Tralee 
and Dingle No. 5T. The rail car will 
shortly set out for Castlemalin. 

Below : an early-morning scene in the works as 
two railcars are prepared for duty. 

Eagle-eyed enthusiasts will be able to distinguish most of the stock 
in the photographs — although no prizes are offered for doing so. Passen- 
gers are very badly catered for at the moment by a set of three excrucia- 
tingly uncomfortable Tralee and Dingle bogie coaches. They can, of 
course, pay extra and ride in the first-class West Clare six- wheeled 
saloon, but that does net run beyond the junction because of its long 




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AUGHER BRIDGE 

.CARS CLOSED 



AUGHER 
VALLEY 



PLAN OF LAYOUT 




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Manorhamilton gives a fair idea of the extent of the A.V.R. 



fixed wheelbase — so where are you? All these coaches are constructed 
in the simplest way I know — a perspex box is overlaid with scribed card 
and microstrip, is ornamented with H.P. couplings and Zeuke bogies 
and is then put into service. A set of County Donegal coaches is under 
construction at the moment — these should make life much more pleasant 
on the extension. Perhaps we can get the tourist traffic going up to 
Castlemalin again! 

Goods wagons, all constructed in prepainted card and mostly lettered 
with " Letraset," are a very mixed bag indeed. Some opens and vans 
from southern lines — such as the rather nice set of ten Cavan and 
Leitrim opens — all run on Peco TT chassis that are set right up into the 
bodies. On the other hand, stock from the County Donegal and Lough 
Swilly railways — much larger than Southern stock — is made as God 
intended and uses K's chassis on flush bottoms. These are more realistic, 
and a set of a dozen such vans is at present laid out on North-eastern 
scribed basswood. I anticipate that these will be the ultimate in realism. 

A quartet of brake vans, ranging from a Cavan and Leitrim balcony 
four-wheeler that dips down in one corner to a West Clare six- wheeler 
that could have come straight from Istanbul, completes the stock — not 
forgetting the odd flat and tank, of course. 

Two diesel railcars, the work of my good friend Dr. Michael Taylor, 
are on occasional loan to ease the passenger situation. One is the County 
Donegal No. 16, and the other the car that this concern purchased from 
the Clogher Valley — a quaint pair. These run on K's motor bogies, but 
we are also experimenting with the Tri-ang TT bogie and the chassis 
from the Zeuke V200 diesel. Once the motor-bogie situation has been 
sorted out, I intend to use these railcars on all normal passenger trains 
on the A.V.R. — the coaches will be seen only on excursion trains and 
on the extension. Steam men will grumble and mutter — but we are 
lucky to be open at all these days! And I like the Donegal railcars! 

The steam engines are an interesting lot, if you like that sort of thing. 
In the early days I built my own free-lance curiosities on proprietary 
chassis, but those days are over now, and our dear old Mallet tank 
and our bizarre Moguls now perform in someone else's attic. 

Originally all engines were numbered in the CLE. fashion, e.g. the 
Tralee and Dingle No. 5 was 5T, but a recent burst of repainting has 



APRIL 1964 



89 




Castlemalin. The Lough Swilly 4-6-2T draws off its train and passes one of the L. & L.S.R.'s buses. The track here will not be ballasted 
until the layout has proved satisfactory. 



resulted in all engines appearing in smart Brunswick Green (G.W.R. 
plus a dash of L.N.E.R. !), wearing nothing but a plain number without 
the suffix and a brass nameplate. The illustrations show most engines 
in both garbs. 

" Mercury," No. 2, is a neat model of the little Cavan and Leitrim 
4-4-OTs. Powered by a Terrier, he is the only " small " engine we possess 
and is usually to be found rolling along on the midday mixed, a job 
just within his scope, ploughing up all the willow herb with that great 
cow-catcher. 



" Vulcan," the T & D. 2-6-2T No. 5, is now four years old and by far 
our best engine. Carrying a heavy flywheel in the cab, he always puts 
up an impeccable performance. We always use " Vulcan " when visitors 
come, but the trail of splintered buffer-stops and the now non-existent 
lean-to behind the engine shed are witnesses to the powers of his fly- 
wheel . 

The pride of the line, as far as appearance is concerned, is undoubtedly 
" Morning Star," an exquisitely detailed model of the Hudswell 4-6-2Ts 
of the magnificent Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway. Complete 



Fivemiletown with ex-Donegal Railway railcar No. 16 arriving. Coach behind is one of a set of ex-Tralee and Dingle vehicles. 




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No record why 5T — without any sign of identity — should he paused on the shores of Lough Malin with the West Clare saloon, but it 
makes a nice picture! 



even to the rivets on the frames, she is resplendent in L. & L.S.R. light 
green with maroon frames and scarlet cranks. She is still very noisy, but 
this will fade and I hope to have the L. & L.S.R. 4-8-4T and 4-8-0 to 




An interesting comparison between a Donegal wagon and a C. & L. 
van. Note the use of K's chassis and " Letraset " on the open. 




keep her company soon; at the moment the only other sign of my 
fascination for the " Swilly " is a Leyland bus in the characteristic grey 
and green of this company. The bus came from Buncrana, so it must 
be good ! 

So much for models of Irish prototypes. There are two other loco- 
motives, however, which are complete strangers to Ireland but which I 
have no great hesitation in running. If the Festiniog and Talyllyn can 
operate industrial engines, if the Ashover and the Lynton and Barn- 
staple (among others) can use American locomotives, so can we! After 
all, there is no knowing what an Irish narrow-gauge railway would do 
nowadays to keep its trains running! 

"Venus," No. 10 (originally 4R), is a Zeuke model of a German 
metre-gauge 0-10-0. It was recently rebuilt with a tender from the same 
firm's TT express engine in order to give it the ability to run all over the 
system without watering every other minute. This tender is fitted with 
pick-ups too, so " Venus " is a supremely realiable loco. Considering 
the large number of German engines in industrial use in Ireland, this 
particular model is not really out of place. She is shedded at the junction 
and is generally to be found shuffling up 
and down the extension — apart from the 
Friday foray into Fivemiletown, where she 
is commonly regarded as something 
" foreign! " 

The last engine in active service is a gift 
from my very good friend in Pennsylvania, 
Lou Barrick. It is a Japanese model of the 
2-8-0 that was more or less standard on 
the Colorado and Southern. Powered by a 
Pittman motor in the tender, this is the 
quietest locomotive we have, and the fan- 
tastic wealth of detail on it makes it a real 
eye-catcher — especially as it battles up 
Malin Gap with a heavy train. An Ameri- 
can millionaire has bought stock from three 
Irish railways — I regard my C. & S. con- 
solidation as a mythical exchange, as well 
as being a gift from a cherished friend! 
Christened '" Tornado," No. 61 is rarely 
used in normal service because he is, after 
all, rather ill at ease in the Emerald Isle. 

Operation 

Since the railway is not an end in itself 
but only one facet of a general interest in 
Irish narrow-gauge (my workshop looks 

A rare visitor to the extension — " Mer- 
cury " hurries up to Castlemalin in the late 

evening. 



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91 




Just beginning the long drop down Malin bank, 
vehicle. 

more like a museum!), timetable operation has always been an 
essential. Track layout, the construction of stock and the acquisition 
of locomotives are all geared — as they should be — to the realistic 
operation of a convincing timetable. 

Goods traffic is worked by the well-known playing card system, by 
which at the commencement of a session a card is dealt for each wagon. 
The destination of the wagon that day is determined by the value of the 
card and — a refinement of my own — the suit dictates the urgency of the 
traffic: some wagons must be tacked on to the first railcar, others can 
wait for the evening goods. 

I can recommend this system to all enthusiasts who see freight opera- 
tion as something more than the haphazard assembly of a string of 
wagons. One day nothing seems to move, on another day over a dozen 
vans descend on the unsuspecting operator of a normally quiet station, 
and on yet another day the afternoon mixed has so much shunting to 
do en route that the disillusioned passenger alights and flags down a 
passing tractor. It's all in the cards ! 

Using the complex timetables of the County Donegal and Lough 
Swilly railways as examples, Michael 
Taylor drew up a most intriguing work- 
ing timetable that makes the fullest use 
of such Irish curiosities as railcar half- 
workings (it gets tacked on to a goods 
train and disappears from the timetable!) 
and mixed trains that mysteriously change 
into goods trains and leave the passenger 
in some bleak goods shed waiting for a 
bus. The intending passenger for Castle- 
malin — intrepid adventurer! — thinking he 
was a smart sort of fellow, would catch 
the early morning railcar rather than the 
midday mixed. He would not notice. the 
" Thursdays and Saturdays only " and 
would be left at Manorhamilton to await 
the mixed train to take him the rest of the 
way! On the other hand, he might choose 
the first-class saloon on the mixed train, 
not see the " First class to M'h'ton only," 
and find himself left in the engine shed at 
the junction while the rest of the train 
clattered off to Castlemalin. The joys of 
travelling in Ireland! 

Only last week the evening railcar, run- 
ning to time, overtook the afternoon 
mixed, running rather late, at Moyasta 



The Clogher Valley car trundles out of 
Moyasta Road on the afternoon mixed. 



Morning Star " has as its train just a single brake-end rebuilt from a Tri-ang clerestory 



Road. After much consultation the mixed train's coach was attached 
to the railcar and off they rattled, leaving the now unmixed train 
shunting blissfully in the setting sun. 

The future 

The illustrations will show that the model is far from complete although 
three years' work has already gone into it. The scenery is only basically 
sketched in, very few areas are detailed. This proceeds, however, as 
other work is taken in hand — I do a little here and there as the fancy 
takes me. A vast amount of work is yet untouched; but at least the 
whole system works without fail. 

I have already spoken of a possible extension, and in the workshop 
lie the drawings and parts for engines from the West Clare, the County 
Donegal, the Ballycastle, and the Cork, Blackrod and Passage. Add 
to this the procession of half-finished buildings, wagons and coaches 
that lines my shelves, the almost complete Beyer-Garratt — as non- 
cognoscenti visitors so infuriatingly say, " It'll be nice when it's 
finished! " 




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RAILWAY MODELLER 




EIGHT-WHEEL-DRIVE A1A-A1A IN TT-3 



by G. Wight 



WHEN I bought my Tri-ang TT Al A I was 
impressed with its appearance but not 
with its performance. On nickel-silver track it 
could only manage to pull two bogie coaches 
round the 1ft. -radius curves on my layout. 

On inspection I noticed that the armature 
shaft stood proud of the worm wheel some 
3-4mm. at the rear of the motor bogie and 
that the trailing bogie uses identical castings. 
This being so I decided that something could 
be done to drive this bogie without the expense 
of another motor. 

The first item required is a suitable spring 
to act as the flexible drive. It should be loosely 
coiled and as flexible as possible. I used a very 
flexible spring from a typewriter. Unfortu- 
nately its coils were of too large a diameter to 
fit over the armature shaft, so I had to solder 
two copper collars inside it (Fig. 2). 

When you have your spring you can then 
purchase the following items: two nylon 
axles complete with metal wheels, two worm 
gears for A1A, two bearings as fitted to XT60 
motor (i.e. the bearing which is pressed into 
the casting farthest from the armature wind- 
ings), one length of / 2 i n - diameter shafting 
(obtainable from model shops). 

You will then have to beg, borrow, steal or, 
as a last resort, make two small bushes 1mm. 
thick to fit between the bearing and the worm 
(Fig. 1). Keep the outside diameter of these 
bushes as small as possible. Tubing would be 
ideal for this purpose. 



The assembly of the shaft is straightforward. 
Using your armature shaft as a guide, cut it 
to the length required and taper the saw cut 
with a file. Remember that there must be 
about 4mm. of shaft protruding from one end 
when the worms are in position (Fig. 1). 

Now slide on your bearings and 1mm. 
bushes and gently tap on the worms as in 
Fig. 1. 

Check again with the armature shaft and 
then assemble in the trailing bogie with the 
protruding end opposite the coupling. 
Assemble wheels and keeper plate exactly as 
in the motor bogie and oil carefully. 

Force fit your spring on the protruding ends 
of the armature and trailing bogie shafts. I 
found this method efficient, but readers may 
prefer a spot of adhesive to make sure. If you 
wish to use solder drop out all the wheels or 
the nylon worms may melt. 

Now track test the assembly (Fig. 3). 

I found that at speed the flexibility of my 
spring was such that it swung outwards like 
a skipping rope. To avoid this I wrapped a 
piece of chrome tape round the centre. This 
resulted in a shaft-like rigidity at this point, but 
there was still enough spring at each end to 
enable the bogies to manoeuvre through any 
form of pointwork, including lft.-radius 
crossovers (Fig. 3). 

When you are satisfied with the running of 
the bogies replace the body and you now have 
a real A1A-A1A. 



My locomotive can now handle five bogie 
coaches round murderous curves. As this is 
my total stock there is no point in adding 
additional weight. In any case I am not too 
keen on overloading the motor, which is doing 
a good job already — driving four axles. 



STATION ACCESS 



by S. F. Page 



THERE are times when a station is required at a point on the layout 
where it is almost impossible to provide entrance buildings, for 
example where the track is brought to the edge of the baseboard. Under 
such circumstances, other methods of access to the platform have to be 
sought, and one of the most popular is to provide a road bridge across 
the ends of the platforms, fitting the station buiLding on this road and 
then giving access to the platforms by means of a footbridge, or similar 
stairways. 

But if this solution is not practical there is a third system, not so 
greatly employed: that of the access tunnel and subway, with stairs up 
to platform level. 

To provide this, the required area of platform is marked out and cut 
away, and a length of stairs, such as a short length of those used in the 
Airfix footbridge kit, is fitted into the opening flush with the top of the 
platform. 

Around three sides some form of protection is required, and this will 
be entirely to your own choice. If the subway stairs are to be under an 
existing station canopy a low brick wall with steel fencing can be used, 
but if the subway is out in the open the top requires to be constructed 
with ample window area to give maximum light. Such subways are to be 



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seen on many station platforms, and the design can be chosen from these. 

Over the entrance a signboard indicating the way out and to the other 
platforms by number gives added point to the stairs. 

To complete the construction, the location of many subways is 
indicated by the tops of girders projecting above the level of the track 
ballast. 

For these girders, short lengths of balsa wood, tapered at each end 
and fixed to the baseboard at points alongside the track sleepers, extend- 
ing across the appropriate tracks, will give the indication of the sub- 
way. These can be painted grey and streaked with rust paint, since they 
are usually at a point where the water drops from the edge of the station 
canopy directly on to them. 



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DUST H. Eric Fisher shows you how to deal with our worst enemy 



DUST is the enemy of electric model railways; it gets on to the 
signals and prevents them working freely; it interferes with current 
collection and stops the trains; it builds up on some wheels sufficiently 
to alter their contour and cause derailments; and locos with plastic 
bodies seem positively to attract the stuff like a magnet and it chokes 
the works. , . ^ T ... . 

So dust needs banishing. But how? Not being an expert 1 will not 
attempt to give a direct answer, but as my system (or layout if you 
prefer) gets along fairly well in spite of it the steps I have taken must 
have helped, so a list of them might be of interest. The first idea used 
was to keep the system covered over except when in use. As the base- 
boards formed a wide shelf round the room 4ft. 8iin. high, cotton cur- 
tains were hung all round to hide the legs and general junk stowed 
below deck. After a session running trains the curtains were swung up 
and over so as to cover the track. Most of the station buildings were 
solid enough to stand the weight, but chimney-pots were apt to sutler. 
The advent of full signalling was a snag, however. It is only too easy 
to damage the semaphores, and G.W.R. finials had a habit of making a 
hole in the cotton. Unless the greatest care was then used when un- 
covering, the signals clung on to the curtains— with expensive results 

So a collection of old coffee, cocoa and other tins was made, and 
each signal had a tin popped over it before the covers were thrown on. 
After a while the curtains began to smell of dust and had to be 
laboriously untacked, laundered and refixed. As the railway became 
more complex the time taken uncovering and re-covering after an 
evening's session began to exceed the time left for running, also the 
system still suffered from dust. My wife, experienced in examining the 
dust drawn off from the carpet after using a vacuum cleaner, suggested 
the next step: " Remove the floor carpet." As the system was in an 
upper room I inquired about the noise I would make stamping about 
on a bare floor. The answer was so simple: " Get a pair of shoes with 
crepe soles! " , 

Removal of the source of dust was really remarkable, so much so 
that now I never bother to cover up unless I am going away for a month 
or so, and track cleaning is necessary only about twice a year 

There are of course, other precautions I take, and these I append 

First dust exclusion. The chimney is closed up to exclude air and 
dust A mat is provided and pushed up to the door of the room to stop 
floor-level draught— on a windy day dust can be sucked in from all 
over the house. . , . , . 

Then dust removal. Track is rubbed lightly with a track-cleaning 



block which is like an india-rubber impregnated with an abrasive 
This is followed by going round the track with a dustette or hand 
vacuum. Dust will lodge between point blades and stockrails, and to 
clear this emery cloth is used. 

Dust sticking to the track is aggravated by oil, so once they are run in 
coaches are oiled as sparingly as possible— some only once in several years. 

Dust getting between the pick-up wires and the loco wheels is pre- 
vented by having the wires to touch the inside of the wheel or the edge 
of the flange, but never the tread. 

Current pick-up is encouraged by having all loco pick-up wheels ot 
nickel silver Only nickel-silver track is used. Track-cleaning cars as 
sold by the trade have been tried, but they do not " get into the corners 
such as frogs and point blades if they are not dead level. Indeed, it is 
just as well to clean the track by hand and take the opportunity to 
inspect it closely, looking for loose fishplates, opening (or closing) gaps, 
loose fixing pins or current supply wires, and other irregularities. 

Signals also are not over-oiled or they will collect dust. 

Tobacco ash, of course, is a curse and stubs cause [fires. My railway 
room is strictly a " no smoking " compartment. 

Track will tarnish, especially in some districts, due to damp or 
chemicals in the air, but this is held in check by observing a strict rule 
to run a long train all round the track every day— even when the system 
is otherwise not in use. 

As to dust on buildings, etc., I find roofs, pavements, roads and 
carriage roofs look more natural with a thin layer of dust. The green 
coloi'r of grass, embankments and trees is modified by dust. Coaches 
with shiny black roofs do not look right until they are dusty. Likewise 
shiny black sleepers. The Birkenhead Joint line is in a shed with a root 
that has been known to leak. When closed down for a period of weeks 
the whole svstem is covered with very thin polythene sheeting. This is 
waterproof and dustproof. Also it is so light that it will do no damage 
even to signals if handled discreetly. If after all these precautions a 
particle of dust does get on to the track I have an infallible way ot 
avoiding jerky running: locos, in many cases, are fitted with heavy 
flywheels. If well balanced they are almost perfect m the effect they 
produce- crawl starts and smooth progress even at low speeds. How- 
ever, I do not favour their use on ultra-fast engines, but for shunters or 
goods locos they do help. 

If you are bothered by dust try some of these ideas. It is pretty certain 
you would find the running of your trains— er— well, " not so dusty 
at any rate! 



94 



FOUR 
FOR SIX 

PART 2 

The Work Train 

by A. P Hughes 



IN part one the construction of a petrol 
storage depot was described, using the 
tanks from three Airfix tank car kits. This 
left us with the components for three chassis 
and nothing to put on them, and now we con- 
tinue with the description of the construction 
of three types of bodywork to fit on to these 
chassis to turn them into a work train such 
as is often seen hibernating at the rusty end 
of some siding to serve a permanent way or 
constructional gang that may be working in 
the vicinity. 

Now, as is known by all railway enthusiasts, 
these trains are nine times out of ten made up 
of ancient and honourable vehicles that have 
been pensioned off from active service. They 
have been altered and adapted to suit their 
new use, and very often are unrecognizable 
as the vehicles that many years ago came out 
of some carriage works at Swindon, Crewe, 
Derby, or what have you. They are in their 
last stages of life, their appearance is dirty 
and unkempt, and consequently they are 
handy vehicles for a modeller of little experi- 
ence to try his hand on, for any irregularities 
that may appear will probably only duplicate 
similar faults in the prototype, and it will not 
be necessary to cast the model away if a fault 



RAILWAY MODELLER 




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is made here or there. Alternatively, the 
experienced modeller will find joy in deliber- 
ately trying to make the vehicles appear to 
be " bashed about a bit." So either way they 
should be everyone's cup of tea. 

Of course, the fixed length of the chassis 
means that the bodies have to be modified 
to fit them, and while in this respect I suppose 
it is correct to describe them as free-lance I 
should like to point out to those who scorn 
free-lance work that the models are based on 
actual vehicles that I have seen, and measured 
and photographed, at various times in sidings 
where they have been used for this sort of 
work. The only modification is in the length 
of the bodies, otherwise they are correct in 
all respects, with the exception, of course, of 
the actual chassis themselves, which are of 
modern type but in two instances are fairly 
well hidden by steps, so that only on close 
examination is anything found to be amiss. 

Basically the construction of all three 
vehicles is the same, and having built one, 
to get the hang of things, the other two are 
easily built. A word though to those who look 
at the accompanying drawings and shudder 
at the thought of making the mouldings and 
so on that are shown therein. Perhaps you feel 
that this is a bit advanced for you to tackle. 
However, remember that we all had to start 
at some time, we all had the same feeling of 
apprehension about this sort of work, and 

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do it, yet, with patience and perseverance, we 
managed it and discovered that it was not so 
hard after all. So if you too feel this way take 
encouragement from what 1 have just said, 
and at least have a try. You will be surprised 
at what you can do after all. 

The drawings give all the details that are 
necessary to construct these models, and it 
is more or less only a matter of describing the 
sequence in which to assemble them. The sides, 
floor, roof and ends, together with all neces- 
sary mouldings, are given full size for OO 
gauge, and all that is necessary to cut them 
out is to trace them through on to sheets of 
cardboard of the required thickness. A sheet 
of carbon paper placed behind the page of 
the magazine on which they appear will be 
the easiest way to do this, and will in no way 
damage the magazine. 

Cut the floors, ends, sides and roof first 
of all, and the mouldings last of all. The reason 
for this is that should you make any mistakes 
in cutting out the sides or ends, particularly 
in the shape of the windows, this can be 
checked against the outline of the mouldings 
and any necessary adjustments made as 
required. The same applies to the window 
sashes. Particular care should be taken that 
your knife is razor sharp all the time, and it 
is a good thing to keep a sharpening stone 
alongside you as you work, so that the edge 
of your blade can be sharpened up every few 
minutes as you proceed with the work. This 
may seem to be a small and unimportant 
detail, but adherence to it will make all the 
difference to the finish of your model. 

The first model to be considered in detail 
is the open wagon, which, if desired, could 
be altered to represent a tube wagon by lower- 
ing the sides and ends to an overall depth of 
7mm. instead of the 10mm. as shown. Draw- 
ings 1 and la give details of this model. 

Commence by assembling the chassis as 
supplied in the Airfix tank wagon kit, but 
omitting parts 7, 8, 28 and 29, and also, if 
desired, 26 and 27. Remove the projections 
from the under-frame (part 9) that receive 
the tanks, and make the surface quite smooth 
and level. I like to paint the tyres of the 
wheels aluminium before assembling, as I 
consider the extra work more than repaid by 
the added realism that this gives to the model. 
Try it yourself and see if you agree. The 
couplings are a matter of personal choice, 
depending a lot on two things, the first being 
whether or not you wish the vehicle to be just 
an ornament or a working model, and the 
second being the type of coupling that you 
have standardized for your layout. At a push 
the couplings supplied with the kit can be 
used with either Tri-ang or Peco couplings, 
though not very satisfactorily, and for an 
operating model I suggest that you fit Peco 
couplings. However, if you intend that the 
vehicles shall remain permanently at the end 
of a siding the Airfix couplings can be used. 

And do not forget that the chassis should 
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thing to do is to leave it overnight on a piece 
of track with a heavy book balanced on it. 
This will ensure that it sets squarely. 

When fully set, and not before, cut the 
base or floor of the wagon out of cardboard 
2mm. thick, taking care to see that the sides 
and ends are perfectly perpendicular. Paint 
the underside flat black and when dry cement 
to the chassis. Again allow to set thoroughly 
before attaching the sides and ends to it. To 
do the job properly at least twenty-four hours 
should be allowed for each setting; anything 
less will only cause trouble, as I have found 
out to my cost in the past. 

While this is going on, though, you can 
cut the sides and ends out of cardboard 1 mm. 
thick, scribing along the dotted lines as shown 
to simulate planking, and, if desired, repeat- 
ing the scribing on the reverse side to give 
the added realism of the planking appearing 
on both the inside and outside of the sides 
and ends. The strapping and corner plates 
are made out of thin cardboard or thick 
paper, by typing the rivets out with full-stops 
on a typewriter or marking them with a hard 
pencil and ruler, cutting out the strips as 
required afterwards. 

When all is ready cement the sides and 
ends to the floor of the wagon as indicated 
in the drawings, and then when set attach 
the corner plates and strapping as shown. I 
find office gum a more suitable adhesive for 
attaching the latter than cement, as any sur- 
plus that may get on to the sides is more 
easily wiped off. Leave everything to dry and 
fully set, and then paint the bodywork dull 
red oxide or a dull grey, which should be 
nicely " weathered " with streaks of diluted 
indian ink or black poster paint daubed over 
it here and there. If you are any good at letter- 
ing, take a fine mapping pen and with white 
paint print " Engineering Dept." on the 
lower right-hand corner (there are many 
other departments that you could put here 
if you have any preference, such as signalling 
or permanent way sections). Make a line of 
strokes and dots below this to represent the 
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the vehicle is to be returned to and when, etc., 
and in the lower left-hand corner print a 
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strokes and dots to give the impression of the 
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quaint character and old-world nineteenth- 
century charm, and it was not long before I 
had noted its principal features and dimensions. 

The main characteristic of this vehicle is 
the recessed door arrangement, which calls 
for a little more trouble than usual in the 
construction of the sides, and as the floor 
and chassis are in every way similar to that 
described for the open wagon I will pass over 
them, assuming that these are already con- 
structed, and turn straight away to the body- 
work proper. 

Commence by cutting out the sides (B in 
the drawings) and ends (G), cutting out the 
windows and scribing them as indicated with 
a blunt knife. These are cut from cardboard 
lmm. thick, as is also the roof, which could 
also conveniently be cut out now. 

Having done this, cut out the overlays for 
the sides and ends, again cutting out the 
window openings, which will be larger than 
those in the sides, and scribing along the 
dotted lines to represent planking, as indi- 
cated. These items are marked C and H 
respectively, and should be cut from thin 
cardboard, about the thickness of a post- 
card, from which also are cut the window 
sashes for the doors and centre windows, 
marked E and F in the drawings. Be certain 
though that you cut out the window openings, 
etc., before you cut the whole sash out of the 
sheet of cardboard on which you are working. 
The same applies to the overlays for the ends, 
and to all scribing. If you wish to do this the 
other way round you will find yourself running 
into real trouble, if not attempting the im- 
possible. 

Two interior walls are called for in this 
model, and they should be of the same out- 



line as the ends, without the scribing on them 
of course. In actual fact they will need to be 
shorter than the ends, but do not trim any- 
thing off the bottom of them until you have 
the sides and ends in position. When ready 
for their inclusion, measure the exact amount 
that will have to come off and trim accordingly, 
the reason for this being that they give sup- 
port to the roof, and consequently must be 
an exact fit to avoid any snag in it. Allowance 
will also have to be made for the thickness of 
the celluloid glazing of windows. 

Having completed all these works, cement 
the overlays to the sides and ends as shown 
and also the celluloid strips for glazing the 
interior of the windows, and when fully set 
cement them to the floor, which, as I have 
mentioned, it is assumed you have already 
cut out and attached to the assembled chassis. 

Allow to dry for twenty-four hours and 
then paint to the shade of your choice, i.e. 
grey or brown or red oxide (I chose grey), 
but leave the sashes and the surrounds of the 
windows in the doors white. This is perhaps 
a bit unusual, but in the van that I saw this 
had actually been done, whether by accident 
or design, and was very effective, and need- 
less to say I copied it. 

The interior should also be given a quick 
rub of paint together with the interior walls, 
which can now be trimmed and fitted in 
position, and when all is dry the roof should 
be attached. 

The curving of a roof can present a bit of 
a problem, and quite a few can be spoilt if 
just the finger and thumb are used without 
any other aids. The easiest way to do this 
that I have found is to wet the underside with 
a watercolour paint brush, just as though you 
(To be concluded) 



97 

were painting it with watercolour paints. 
Allow this to dry, and just as soon as the 
moisture has disappeared from the surface 
(i.e. while there is still a dampness about it) 
start bending with the finger and thumb, or 
rolling round a suitable curved surface, hold- 
ing it in this position for a few moments. As 
soon as it will hold the desired shape of its 
own accord without further assistance from 
you, cement it to the body, hold it down with 
rubber bands, and allow to set for twenty- 
four hours. 

Leave the roof white, or if you prefer it 
you can paint it black or grey. 

The steps are strips of lmm. cardboard 
3mm. wide and 18mm. long, held in position 
by brackets cemented to the solebars. These 
brackets can be made from any strip material 
that you may have on hand, but as the chances 
are that you do not have anything like this 
available you will probably find that the 
simplest way to make suitable strip is to get 
some soft wire and hammer it out until it is 
approximately lmm. wide. Copper wire is 
ideal for this task, but galvanized wire will 
do nearly as well if you have no copper. 

Thin galvanized wire or aluminium wire 
will provide material for the door handles 
and grab-irons, and should be left unpainted 
after cementing to the body in the positions 
shown, or at most only the ends should be 
painted the same colour as the bodywork, 
the idea being that these items are usually 
made from iron in the prototype, and they 
show the exposed metal where they are con- 
tinually being caught hold of even though 
originally they were probably painted all over 
before leaving the carriage works. 

Paint the steps and brackets black. 



Plan of the Month 




TWIN TERMINI 



IF the two plans this month look vaguely 
similar, quite apart from their overall 
dimensions, it's inevitable. The fact is, I usually 
draw a couple of designs and select the one I 
like best. This month I couldn't decide, so 
I have put both in. 

Basically, I set out to work on a sectional 
baseboard on a 3ft. module — a fancy way of 
saying all boards are 36in. overall. This figure 
is, I find, a little more flexible than the more 
conventional 4ft., for it gives you two useful 
sizes for a OO station, 6ft. and 9ft., which 
seems to suit on the one hand branch and on 
the other main-line standards reasonably well. 
Incidentally, 1 am talking of the usual model 
compromise, not dead scale train lengths. 

The plans also serve to show how a " Y " 
point can save space in no uncertain manner. 
Actually it is possible to slip another goods 
road into each yard provided you like to ignore 



the need to unload trucks in a mileage yard. 
Personally, I consider that the goods area is a 
vital scenic feature, one which offers plenty of 
scope for imaginative work but which is wholly 
and entirely railway in scope. I would like to 
emphasize this point, for far too often enthu- 
siasts imagine that " scenery " is something that 
only happens outside the boundary fence. I am 
not decrying the landscape approach, for it is 
vital to the success of the branch layout and 
essential to give distance to the main line, but I 
do wish more people would realize that the tracks 
themselves are the foundation of the scenery, 
and that all the paraphernalia of a station can 
— indeed must — be made attractive to the eye. 

Both layouts are designed to take, at a pinch, 
a five-coach train of B.R. stock (pre-war 57ft. 
stock would be more amenable). The turntable 
will accommodate a Pacific, which would look 
correct in such surroundings. A short carriage 



siding is provided, more to hold spare vehicles 
like T.P.O.s, restaurant cars and sleeping 
coaches than a complete rake. I have shown a 
full shed or a simple engine valeting arrange- 
ment; you can swap one for the other. 

In both cases the goods arrival is a platform 
road; from here one simply shunts up the spur 
and into the sidings. This will, I am sure, annoy 
a few purists, but frankly, if they can do it at 
St. Pancras (they did it at least once for my 
benefit) we can do it in the model. In any case, 
passenger traffic would predominate at this 
station, as I assume that most of the goods 
would be handled at large yards on the out- 
skirts of the hypothetical town. 

In each case I have shown the line diving 
straight into a large fiddle yard arranged with 
" Y " points of 24in. radius. This is a rather 
neat space-saving arrangement, giving four 
roads of almost equal length. C.J.F. 




Each square represents 21 in. in O gauge, 12in. 
in OO gauge, 9in. in TT-3 gauge and 6in. in 
OOO gauge. 



98 



RAILWAY MODELLER 



SMALL 

LOCO 

DEPOT 



Peter Denny 
shows you how 
he built the shed 
at Grandborough 
Junction 



'T'HE photographs which accompany these 
■*■ notes illustrate a small loco depot that 
has recently been constructed at Grand- 
borough Junction. It is not a complete 
depot offering all facilities, since its purpose 
is only to meet the needs of the locos that 
are shedded there and to carry out refuel- 
ling for passing goods trains. The two-road 
shed is therefore quite short, as it has only 
two engines allotted to it: the 0-6-2T which 
takes the early-morning workers' train to 
Buckingham and then plies between Buck- 
ingham and Leighton Buzzard, and the 
0-6-OT which is used at Grandborough 
Junction for shunting purposes and for tak- 
ing goods trains to Leighton Buzzard. There 
is therefore no turntable. A secondary pur- 
pose of this loco depot is to build up the 
scenic picture. The north end of Grand- 
borough Junction is crossed by the main 
road on a three-arched stone bridge and 
buildings placed near such a bridge help 
to melt it into the surrounding landscape. 
One bay of the loco shed was built many 
years ago and was originally situated at 
Buckingham, the other is of recent construc- 
tion. Fig. 1 is an exploded view of the con- 
struction of such a loco shed and shows 
how easy it is to build — in fact it makes 
an excellent model for a beginner. My pre- 
ference is always for a double-roofed shed, 
since experience has taught me that large 
areas of roof need to be avoided as they 
tend to make the railway look smaller, while 
a collection of smaller roofs makes it look 
larger. The ends (a) were cut from -jin. ply- 
wood with a fret-saw and the sides fb) made 
from |in. hardboard glued and pinned to 
them. I prefer to build my sides in two layers, 
the outer one (c) consisting of a piece of -rein. 
plywood or card in which the window open- 
ings (d) are cut. The corresponding open- 
ing in the hardboard should be shghtly 
larger to form a rebate for the glazing 
material. Perspex is the only material I 
know which does not warp and yet can 




easily be scored to represent the glazing 
bars. The roofs (f) should be strengthened 
at the apex with a length of stripwood, 
and it is helpful if this can be cut at the 
same angle as the gable. The roofs them- 
selves can be either cardboard or rein, ply- 
wood — I prefer the latter, as it is so much 
stronger. The ventilators (g) are easily made 
by folding pieces of Vein, card as shown 
in the sketch and sticking them together. 
One advantage of a plywood roof is that 
after the slate paper has been stuck in place 
it can be scored horizontally with a blunted 
awl, and the brick or stone paper applied 
to the walls can be treated in the same way 
— it is surprising what a lot of difference 
this scoring makes. I usually give all my 
models which are covered with paper a 
coat of diluted black/brown water paint 
applied generously with a brush and 
mopped off with a piece of rag. Black 
charcoal is also a useful material for getting 
a smoky appearance, and if this is crushed 
to a powder it can be applied with a piece 
of rag. I have also found that a piece of 
rag rubbed round the inside of the coal 
scuttle is a useful way to give new models 
a more natural appearance. The final stage 
is to glue on launders and down pipes. 
For the former I use old umbrella ribs, 
for the latter the wires from the sparklers 
which are collected together each November 
5. Lintels consist of pieces of brown gummed 
paper cut to shape and suitably darkened. 
The barge-boards (h) are made from pieces 
of Vein, card cut to shape and glued in 
place. The doors (j) are pieces of rein, ply- 
wood scored to represent planking and fitted 
with Z-shaped pieces of card, and the hinges 
(k) are thin strips of metal foil cut with a 
knife, bent into a U and glued on with 
" Durofix." The hinge-pins (m) are bent 
pins inserted in the ends of the shed and 
on which the doors are arranged to hang. 
It is best to make doors to open, for other- 
wise sooner or later someone will come and 



Peter Denny has long been acknowledged 
a past master at the considerable art of 
creating a realistic impression of an his- 
torical prototype. His new loco shed at 
Grandborough Junction is a fine example 
of his skill in this direction. In the upper 
picture we have the shed approach. Note 
the twin roofs, which reduce the apparent 
width of the shed, and the gallows-type 
coaling stage, strictly in keeping. Below we 
have the end of the shed, showing the all- 
important approach steps and the store 
(complete with fire buckets). Also look for 
the barrow crossing between the platforms. 
It is details like these that convince one, not 
ultra-fussy precision in scale measurements. 

try to shut them — as has happened with 
the door on the left of the photograph ! 

One of the fascinations of modelling is 
to provide interesting little corners like the 
one shown at the rear of the loco shed. 
Here a flight of steps has been arranged 
to lead down from the roadway to the loco 
depot. At the bottom of the steps a foot- 
path leads along the side of the shed, while 
access is provided into a small yard, at the 
rear of which is a small building for stores 
and the loco crews. A few more steps, pro- 
tected by a handrail, lead down to a door 
which opens into the shed itself. 

The coaling stage is a free-lance model 
and the bucket crane is based on that illus- 
trated on page 174 of Edward Beal's 
Modelling the Old Time Railways. The plat- 
form itself, seen from the underside in Fig. 
2, consists of a piece of lin. wood scored 
to represent planks (a) and mounted on |in. 
square legs (b). One end forms a small coal 
store and here the timbers (c) are inserted 
vertically — actually glued in place when 
the stage was on site. The inside was filled 
with a piece of plasticine covered with glue 
and sprinkled with coal. In order to get 
the right size coal I find a Meccano flange 
plate (part No. 52) a useful sieve. The final 
step is to paint the whole stage with a flat 
black paint and when this is dry to put on 
a few patches of glue and sprinkle on coal 
dust. The buckets are made in the way 
described in the February 1960 Ratlwav 
Modeller. At the time the photograph was 
taken the water storage tank was not in 
place, but again this has already been de- 
scribed in the Railway Modeller men- 
tioned above. 



^•yn'. .— w 










103 



RAILWAY MODELLER 




L.M.S. Wagons in 4mm. Scale 

30-ton BOGIE BOLSTER 



No. 4 



R. J. Essery 



West Herts EM Gauge Society 
The L.M.S. Society 



THE 30-ton bogie bolster truck featured this month also forms part 
of a series within the series, namely steel carrying vehicles. So far 
there have been the following: L.M.S. double bolster and long low, and 
L.N.E.R. tube wagon. The next one, later this year, will be the L.M.S. 
single bolster truck. 

To me it seems a great pity that this type of vehicle is rarely modelled. 
I realize that there are no kits available for them, and this could be a 
reason, but this type of traffic makes most interesting trains. While 
owners of small branch lines would not normally expect to see traffic 
of this nature it would certainly be seen running over many main lines, 
especially when these are between industrial areas and the docks or 
other industrial districts. A lot of " tube " traffic originated from 
" Bromford Tubes," near Birmingham, and often appears in the form 
of special trains running through to Liverpool, London, Bristol, 
Southampton, etc. Depending upon the route taken to the docks, this 
stock could run either loaded or empty over any company route. Loads 
out, empties back, all vehicles generally " N," i.e. not in common use. 

Arthur Whitehead's drawing is taken from general arrangement 
drawing 13/2228 and 6455 showing the compound lever brake for this 
vehicle. 

The drawing was amended five times and Arthur shows it in the final 
condition before the 1937 change of lettering took place. 

A total of seventy-five vehicles were built in 1936, 720500 — 720549 



45'. o" 



to lot 937 and 720550—720574 to lot 983. It is my guess that the first 
fifty were lettered as per the photographs and the final twenty-five as 
per the drawing. I do not have a photograph showing the style used 
after 1937 when the body colour was changed to bauxite, but believe it 
was generally similar to that used on the dropside long low illustrated 
in the February 1964 issue. 

Construction of this vehicle, which is mostly soldering work, is as 
follows. First of all the floor is cut out from a piece of |in. obechi, 
remembering that there will be .030in. styrene sheet used for the sides 
and ends, therefore the floor must be cut to fit between the sides and 
ends. The obechi is rubbed with plasticine and then sanded over to give 
a smooth finish. Using a sharp pencil, the positions of the plank lines 
are marked out and> with a square and a sharp knife, the plank lines are 
scribed cross ways. 

The solebars and buffer-beam material come from OOscale 
Models and the solebars fit between the buffer-beams (see Fig. 1). The 
top edge of the solebar strip used to form the buffer-beam has been cut 
away. 

Fig. 2 shows how the frame was made up, using nickel-silver strip 
obtained from Hamblings. Do not forget to drill holes in the buffer- 
beams for the buffers and couplings before soldering up. The whole 
assembly is made up on a sheet of plate glass or flat wood. Some model- 
lers may decide to make up a simple jig for assembly. All I found neces- 




cvA vMo one &k*e 

of bol4teir ■ 



101 



A P R1L 1964 



f * *"* 




N^ 



FIG. 2. 



Photographs .- model, 
prototype, British R 
Midland Region. 



Tony Thatcher ; 
ailways, London 



sary was a straight-edge and square, and provided the parts have been 
accurately cut out assembly is straightforward. Check each piece as 
assembled and when complete glue on the floor. 

The four brass rods are made from nickel-silver strip, again from 
Hamblings. The brass rods are cut to length and bent to shape. I bent 
one and used it as a guide for the remainder. These are then soldered 
to the frame as marked in Fig. 2. 

The vertical strips between the brass rods and frame come from the 
same material and are a tight fit. These are then sweated into position, 
using solder paint. The final metalwork on the under-frame consists of 
transverse L-irons. These are plain wagon strapping cut to length and 
sweated into place. 

Now that the under-frame is completed attention is turned to the 
brake gear. First of all the brackets are cut out from brass shim and 
holes drilled for the connecting rods. It will be seen that the two brackets 
are not the same size and that two holes are drilled in the larger one 
and only one hole in the smaller one. Fig. 4 shows the general method 
of assembly. 

Next the brake ratchet is cut from shim, bent to shape and sweated 
into place. The bracing bracket is next fitted and finally the brake 
handle. This is made in two parts (refer to Fig. 3). 

With the brake detail finished the next job is to detail the solebar. 
There are a number of hooks. Arthur's drawing shows the exact shape, 
but I reproduced them as per Fig. 5. A hole is drilled into the solebar 
with a 78 drill. The wire is sweated in and cut off to the correct length. 
Trial and error will give this. The final job is to bend the wire into shape 
with a pair of pliers. 

The loops are a little more difficult, but my method was developed 
as being as near to the correct shape which I could obtain. If anyone 
has any better ideas I would be pleased to hear of them. First of all 
the triangles are scribed out on a piece of brass shim (see Fig. 6), next 
a hole is drilled with a 72 drill, then the triangles are cut and, holding 
the triangle with a pair of pliers, the corners are rounded off. Holes are 
drilled through the solebar with a 72 drill and then the loops are formed. 
These are made from brass wire. I bent them round a scnber which was 
marked to ensure that all the loops were the same size. The loops are 
threaded through the triangles and the whole assembly is fitted to the 
solebar and sweated into position. The loops are finally adjusted to 
shape after fitting to the solebar is complete. 

The remaining solebar detail is as follows : number plate, by OOscale 
Models glued to solebar; works plate and identification plate, .OlOin. 




FIG. 5. 



Vw solebcvv cvwA. loop 



uw- to solebcw. 



FIG.6. 

styrene sheet; oak block and label clip, .020in. styrene sheet and 
5-amp fuse wire. 

The bolsters are carved from stnpwood and holes drilled tor the 
uprights These are made from thick brass wire filed to give a taper as 
per drawing. The uprights are fitted to the bolsters and the bolsters 
glued to the floor. The chain is by Slater and consists of eleven links. 
One end has a link opened out and threaded over an upright. The other 
end is glued to the bolster. 

The sides of the wagon and the ends are made from two strips ot 
styrene sheet. The first one is .020in. styrene sheet and the top one, 
exactly the same height although the side ones are .020in. longer, is 
made from .OlOin. styrene sheet. This is pricked with a scnber to 
represent the rivets before it is fixed into place with solvent. 

The end irons are made as usual from toothpaste tube strapping, 
although commercial products could be used. 

I should have mentioned that the buffers, the nearest to the correct 
ones were obtained from Hamblings, who also supplied the parts to 
make the bogies— side-frames, bolsters, stretchers and jackson wheels. 
As usual, I used only the hooks for the couplings, the links being pro- 
duced from fine brass wire bent into shape. 

This completes the construction of the wagon, although I have made 
a detachable load of tubes held together with chain, which is the load 
when running on West Hertfordshire layouts. , , ,, 

Painting is L.M.S. grey with black undernames, both by Humbrol. 
Arthur Whitehead did the lettering as well as the drawing and figure 
drawings. Tony Fletcher took the photograph. _ 

Finally, my grateful thanks to Mr. R. E. Wilson for the official draw- 
ing, photograph and numbering details. 

Notes 

If anyone can tell me how to get the numbers cut into the bolsters 
I shall be very pleased. 

A close inspection of the photograph will show a fault on the brake 
ratchet This has become unsoldered from the solebar. It would seem 
that the wagon was damaged when delivered to Tony's home and Tony 
did not spot it when taking the photograph. I noticed it when it was 
too late to rephotograph the wagon and still meet the April deadline. 

Next in the series will be the L.M.S. sand wagon (1934 design). 



102 



RAILWAY MODELLER 




" HALL " CLASS AS BUILT 



THE "HALLS" 

Drawings and notes by C. J. Freezer 

Figs. 1 and 4, scale 4mm. = 1ft. Figs. 2 and 3, scale 2mm. = 1ft. 








"HALL" CLASS. LOW CHIMNEY, FIRE-IRON CASING 








3 "SAINT MARTIN" AS "HALL" 






TPHE " Halls " are regarded as the first of the modern 
■*- mixed -traffic engines, yet it is true to say that, in all 
essence, they were designed at the turn of the century. The 
progenitor of the "Saints," No. 100 "William Dean," was 
provided with an extra-deep buffer-beam so that 6ft. drivers 
could be fitted, but at the time no need for such a loco- 
motive existed. When the need for an intermediate class 
arose, the " Halls " were produced by fitting 6ft. drivers to 
" Saint Martin " and rebuilding the cab. 

The design remained virtually unchanged until the advent 
of the modified "Halls" in 1942. It must be admitted that 
the classic Churchward two-cylinder chassis had one abiding 
weakness: the front end was liable to buckle, since it was 
only an extension ; the main frames stopped at the massive 
cylinder block. The modified " Halls " had through framing, 
and a plate bogie with a longer wheelbase. 

The four drawings are: 

1. The original " Hall " design with the high chimney. 

2. The later " Hall " with lower chimney. As the chim- 
ney was part of the boiler assembly, and since the 
G.W. swapped boilers at frequent intervals, it is impos- 
sible to list those locos which had high and those 
which had low chimneys, since it is more than likely 
that the majority of " Halls " sported both varieties 
during iheir careers. 

3. " Saint Martin," recognizable from a standard " Hall " 
by the lower pitched boiler and absence of outside 
steam pipes. I do not know if she (he?) received new 
cylinders before scrapping. 

4. The modified " Hall." Note the framing, altered steam 
pipes and plate-framed bogie. 

All " Halls " were named, and apart from " Saint David " 
all were " Halls " — unlike the " Castles," there were no 
exceptions. 

For full details see the R.C.T.S. publication Locomotives 
of the G.W.R., Part 8, " Modern Passenger Classes." 




MODIFIED " HALL" 



APRIL 1964 



ASTRAC 

Is this the answer to control? 
by C. J. Freezer 



103 



SIDE 



FOR some considerable time the idea of 
carrier control for model railways has 
been kicked about by electronic experts. The 
idea is simple: you apply constant power 
supply to the track, superimpose a tuned 
high-frequency control signal over your con- 
stant power supply to operate a receiver in 
the locomotive, which sets speed and direc- 
tion. Each locomotive has its receiver tuned 
to a different wavelength so that you can 
control any locomotive you like without any 
need to use section switches. The idea is 
almost the only simple thing about it. 

However, the General Electric Corpora- 
tion of the'u.S.A. has managed to iron out 
enough of the difficulties to produce a work- 
able unit which can be applied to a small 
scale railway. The system is called Astrac, 
and is obtainable commercially in the U.S.A. 
In the December 1963 Model Railroader 
Linn Westcott, the editor, published a long 
article, and for those particularly interested 
I can do no better than to refer them to the 
original. At the moment we are hoping to 
get some samples for evaluation, but in 
order that readers can know what is the 
latest development in control I am, through 
the kind permission of Linn Westcott, able 
to present the bare bones of the system. 

First and foremost, Astrac does not elimi- 
nate the need for two-rail feeds to be cor- 
rectly located, nor does it provide an answer 
to the perennial headache of the reversing 
loop. All it eliminates is the manual switch- 
board. 

It is in its present form limited to only 
five channels. These are analagous to the 
channels on a television tuner, except that 
with Astrac it is the frequency of the trans- 
mitter that is altered to correspond to that 
of the receiver in a specific locomotive. This 
does not, of course, limit you to only five 
locomotives, for the duplicates can be safely 
housed on dead sidings, or, in the case of a 
really large layout, two separate Astrac 
areas could be maintained. But it does in- 
crease complications, particularly when 
rostering your stud for timetable working, 
since obviously you can't run both channel 
1 locos at once! 

The big surprise is that Astrac employs 
A.C. for the track. It controls the loco- 
motives by switching the motor on and off 
for a fraction of each pulse of the appro- 
priate half wave of the A.C. supply. The 
direction is governed by whether the posi- 
tive or negative pulse is employed, the speed 
by the duration of the pulse. This extremely 
rapid switching seems at first sight fantastic, 
but it is well within the capacity of tran- 
sistor switchgear. 

What do I think of Astrac? Well, without 
having inspected the gear and tried it for 
myself I am reserving judgment. However, 
some obvious conclusions can be drawn. 

Astrac has three things in its favour. It 

simplifies wiring, for although you have still 

to observe correct feed points you simply 

loop all feeds and all returns together. This 

I goes one better than common return — it's 



This article has been 
prepared from material 
kindly supplied by the 
Model Railroader maga- 
zine of Milwaukee, 
U.S.A., to which ive are 
particularly indebted 
for for the full-size 
photographs of the 
Astrac micro-receiver 
on the right. 




common feed as well! Second, it simplifies 
control, even on quite complex layouts. In- 
stead of a battery of switches you have an 
extra selector on each controller. Set the 
channel selector to the required locomotive's 
channel and drive off. No worries about set- 
ting routes, or even conflicting routes! 
Finally, train lights can be worked off the 
A.C. supply, and don't go off when the loco 
is stopped. 

There are also snags. For a start, each 
locomotive has to be fitted with a receiver, 
so only specially equipped locomotives can 
be employed. It is possible to combine both 
Astrac and conventional D.C. systems, but 
the complications are such that I doubt if 
anyone would bother. 

Second, since locos are working on pulse 
power you get extra noise, and in some 
cases heating problems. This may necessitate 
a change of motor. 

Third, you are limited in practice to five 
locos out on the track at once. This, I think, 
is a theoretical rather than a practical objec- 
tion, since the fourth snag lies in the cost. 
The' receivers cost about 10 dollars, the con- 
trollers about 50 dollars. Their price in the 
U.K would depend on import duties and 
purchase tax. However, the fourth snag 
could be overcome if production goes up. 

There might appear to be a fifth snag — 
size. The photograph shows the receiver, 
which is neatly sealed in transparent syn- 
thetic rubber, which can, within limits, be 
pared down. It will fit into most tenders, 
though you might have to pile the coal on a 
trifle, and can be squeezed into most large 
tanks. In one respect we are luckier than the 
Americans, for although we might not be 
able to fit it into a shunter it can be fitted 
into a permanently coupled shunter's truck. 
But small as the receiver might be. those 
readers well up in the latest electronic 
developments will know that, except for the 
coil, each component could be replaced by a 
smaller fitting currently in production. In 
fact. I learn from Linn Westcott that a 
smaller receiver is being developed. 

My conclusions? Well, although I've 
listed three advantages against five snags, 
the difficulties can be overcome to a very 
considerable degree, and two of the advan- 
tages are overwhelmingly big ones. The 
potentialities on the proprietary market are 
tremendous ; indeed, I think Astrac is just 
what the train set needs to regain public 
interest With the backing of a major manu- 



facturer the apparent difficulties of price 
and size could be considerably minimized, 
for this is the present trend throughout the 
electronic industry. 

THE PRINCIPLE OF ASTRAC 




Full speed forward. The unit is switched 
" on " for the entire duration of the forward- 
going half of the A.C. wave. 




Mid speed forward. The unit is switched 
" on " for part of the duration of the for- 
ward-going pulse. Note that the voltage is 
constant, the duration of the pulse is reduced. 




Slow 

" on ' 



speed forward. The unit is switched 
for only a fraction of the pulse. 




Reverse running is achieved by switching on 
in the alternate, reverse-going half of the 
A.C. wave. 



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RAILWAY MODELLER 




Modern British Railways 



CHANNEL TUNNEL 



THE Channel tunnel has been a dream for 
so long that even dyed-in-the-wool 
enthusiasts for the project, like ourselves, 
feel a little strange to think that at last 
official approval has been given, although 
the go-ahead is still some time in the future. 
The tunnel has, of course, attracted the 
imagination not only of engineers and de- 



signers but of many modelmakers, for it has 
provided a wonderful excuse for mixing 
continental and British prototypes in a free 
manner. Perhaps the most ambitious of such 
models is the one shown on these pages, 
built partly to publicize the project and 
partly to try out various operating patterns. 
As announced, the tunnel is for rail use 




The Anglo-continental freight marshalling 
yard. The layout of the freight yard has 
been considerably reduced in the model. It 
shows several types of typical British and 
Anglo-continental wagons, together with a 
train of the new Roadrailer vehicles. 

only, two parallel tubes being linked to a 
smaller service tunnel, which may be bored 
first. In view of the length— some thirty-five 
miles — it will be necessary to provide cross- 
over points at regular intervals, and in all 
probability the entire tunnel will be ar- 
ranged for reversible working. 

Road vehicles will travel through the tun- 
nel on specially equipped trains, as indeed 
they already do through the Alpine tunnels 
and our own Severn tunnel. It is suggested 
that the occupants will remain in their 
vehicles, but somehow we feel that this is a 
mistake. Apart from anything else, a car 
is not designed for sitting in while it is sta- 
tionary, nor is its internal lighting really 
adequate, while in winter it will lack heating 
facilities. In fact, long experience, dating 
back to horse-drawn carriages, indicates that, 
apart from those who will do anything once, 
if only to talk about it afterwards, people 
prefer to travel in comfortable coaches. 
However, this will get thrashed out when 
the project is nearer completion. 

One point not mentioned is the time for 
a load crossing. Trains will probably take 
half an hour between the tunnel terminals, 
but loading and unloading will add to this— 
possibly as much as another one and a half 
hours. 



The main terminal buildings with the A20 
main road in the background. A car train is 
leaving the motor-car terminal, while a 
train of special vehicles loaded with road 
lorries, coaches, caravans, etc., is about to 
leave the lorry terminal. In actual practice 
the car trains would be composed of covered 
single- and double-deck car-carriers and 
there would be at least four platforms each 
capable of loading and unloading 300 cars 
at a time. 



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APRIL 1964 

The three illustrations on these pages 
show the railway side of the model ; the 
road section is illustrated in the current 
Model Roads and Racing. Possibly these 
photographs may give readers some ideas 
for future plans for their layouts. 

We have little doubt that an ever-growing 
number of enthusiasts will introduce the 
tunnel into their systems in order to justify 
continental stock on their layouts. This can 
be done either by modelling the portals or 
by simply imagining it off-stage. In either 
cas3 one certain addition to the stock would 
be a high-speed Trans-European Express 
(T.E.E.) railcar set. 

At all events, let us hope it will not be 
too long before one can achieve the dream 
of the late Ernest Bevin : go to Victoria, 
take a ticket for anywhere in Europe, and, 
in many cases, travel without change of 
carriage. 



The tunnel entrance. There would be two 
single-line tunnels with a small maintenance 
tunnel sandwiched between them. The rail 
tunnels would be large enough for conti- 
nental trains and would be interconnected 
at seven-mile intervals. The actual rail lay- 
out at the tunnel approaches will not be as 
depicted in the model, and covered single- 
and double-deck car carriers would be used 
to carry cars and their passengers, not open 
vehicles as shown in miniature. We doubt if 
in practice the flat diamond would be toler- 
ated — a flyover would prove cheap in com- 
parison with the tunnel itself. 



ALL CHANGE 

AT WESTMINSTER 

The Model Railway Exhibition 

MARCH 31— APRIL 4 

A S we mentioned in " Notes and News " in February, this year's 
A Model Railway Exhibition has undergone a very considerate 
face-lift The upper floor is laid out on an entirely new plan with 
stands clustering around the inevitable , passenger-carrying track 
The static stands have been completely broken up, and the groups 
have gone as such, so that regular visitors will find a completely 
new arrangement of models. Better still, most of the static sections 
haTe been concentrated at one end of the lower hall, under the an- 
lipht so that visiting enthusiasts can congregate here to natter, it is 
to be hoped that this innovation will create a sort of clubroom 
where those who have come to see the modellers can enjoy them- 
selves in peace while those who have come to see the trains run can 
enjoy themselves in their way. -hiW* 

Most of the popular working layouts will be present: the clubs 
OO line the Crawley layout in yet another guise, the Gauge 1 gang 
One newcomer to London, which is already well known in the 
north, is Alan Smith's TT-3 Lydney Branch, which has been ac- 
claimed as one of the finest layouts ever shown. It has been 
enlarged since it was described in our columns last April, and is 
well worth a study, not only for the fascinating detail but for the 
excellence of running. . . , 

Once again there will be a demonstration area showing you how 
to undertake various modelling tasks This year the workshop is up 
on the dais on the upper floor, next door to the inf ° matlo £ jfJX 
This is an excellent idea, since this area has always been sufficiently 
off the beaten track to keep the heavier crush away. It will be 
another refuge for the enthusiast, and an excellent rendezvous 
should you want to meet a friend at the show, since there will be 
something worth watching while you wait. . 

The new look for 1964 should go a long way to answering those 
critics who say there is nothing new at the show-there is, but with an 
identicS set-up each year one is all too often persuaded otherwise. 




The famous disused branch on 
Town layout. 



Alan Smith's 3mm. scale 



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PROPRIFTARY MODFI I FR 



BLETCHFORD 



by R. Gardner 



THIS layout began, as many others, with a 
Dublo " Duchess " set given to me when 
I was five years old (the loco is still in perfect 
running condition after ten years). It gradually 
grew until the original plan was conceived. 

I designed it very quickly for the school fete, 
but the basic scheme has remained until the 
present day, as it was so successful. 

Dad built the baseboard by screwing a 
6ft. x 4ft. hardboard sheet on to a strong hard- 
wood framework. It is rigid enough to prevent 
much warping (unavoidable with hardboard), 
but the extension built in January 1963 was 
made of softboard to keep hidden train move- 
ments as quiet as possible. 

A study of the layout shows that it can be 
used point-to-point or continuous and would 
make a good start for a beginner, as it can be 
improved and enlarged as the final plan shows. 

The scenery is built of softboard, newspaper, 
Faller green sawdust, " Polyfilla," paint and 
sawdust. The hill area is fairly well detailed 



and contains such items as a garden pool (a 
cosmetic powder tin painted and a few stones 
added, then sunk into the softboard and finally 
filled with water), lawns, fencing, and even 
cabbages and lettuces in the gardens. Trees 
are Britains, Faller, Merit and hand-produced 
lichen models. The buildings can probably be 
recognized as Superquick, Faller and Airfix. 
Since the photographs were taken, another 
four super-detailed models have been com- 
pleted. Proprietary buildings have been re- 
placed by kits and home-made models. I think 
building scenery is one of the more interesting 
and satisfying aspects of the hobby. The only 
snag is that it is never ending! Superquick low- 
relief models are used to hide the " upper " 



hidden tracks. Friends are fascinated by th e 
quiet rumble of the train and watch at the 
level crossing to see what will emerge from 
behind the buildings. As much realism as 
possible is obtained by using backscenes and 
" butchered " kits. The row of house backs 
was originally a Bilteezi low-relief set but was 
altered to lie flat, the spare roofing being used 
on the diesel depot. 

The goods stock now comprises over thirty 
items and the passenger stock is thirteen, 
excluding mail and luggage vans. All the 
original tinplate goods stock has been fitted 
with plastic card bodies. 

The motive power is provided by a Stanier 
8P, a Stanier 8F 2-8-0, a 2-6-4MT, a Co-Bo, 




ORIGINAL LAYOUT 



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APRIL 1964 



107 









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LONDON 



a Bo-Bo, a Deltic (" St. Paddy "), and an S.R. 
light Pacific ("Barnstaple"). The last two work 
through trains from other regions. The map 
shows how Bletchford is supposed to be a "chang- 
ing over " station on a cross-country route. 

Trains from the Eastern Region arrive from 
the " upper " hidden sidings. Although passen- 
ger trains are not used on the line at the 
moment, short mineral trains, with the Bo- Bo 
in charge, still ascend the fantastic gradient 
of 1 in 12. (To anybody about to construct a 
gradient, do not make it 1 in 12! The locos 
will pull up to twelve wagons, but the coup- 
lings cause no end of worry at the start and 
finish of the rise.) The lower tunnel represents 
the S.R./W.R. line from Bletchford West and 
no loco from it can enter E.R. territory. The 
running aspect is based on L.M.R. practice, 
so the S.R. and E.R. trains form only a very 
small percentage of the daily working. 

The layout has all the inaccessible and out- 
of-reach points electrically operated and the 
rails are divided into isolating sections, and 
as a result a good deal of fun can be had with- 
out any " hand shunting " (thanks to Dad's 
wiring!). The lower unit is an H and M Power- 
master, as is the switchbox. There is another 
home-made switchbox as well, containing the 
switches for sections, signals, etc. (good old 
Dad again!). The Powermaster gives perfect 
control at all speeds and on half-wave it gives 
diesel locos a realistic noise when crawling out 
of the sheds at a scale 3 m.p.h. 

This, then, is my layout today. It is situated 
in a 6ft. x 12ft. garden shed (guess whose), 
so the next layout will be much larger. The 
connecting loop has been closed and passenger 
services on the inner track have been with- 
drawn due to clearance restrictions on near- 
scale-length coaches. The next layout will be 
a more scale system, and again the emphasis 
will be on L.M.R. practice, with more true 
L.M.S. steam stock. The track will be Peco 
Streamline and the minimum radius will be 
nineteen inches. Meanwhile the Hornby track 
will have to be disposed of along with the 
scenery, accessories and baseboard. 

I would like to conclude with thanks to the 
Railway Modeller for its help over several 
years and Messrs. Meccano Ltd. for the relia- 
bility, performance and finish of their equipment. 




'% ^^m \fcnrz 




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RAILWAY MODELLER 



MIXED 
FREIGHT 

A miscellany of useful 
short features 



Scenic hints 

IAN D. HAMPTON 

On my previous layouts I used two 
methods in the construction of scenery 
which were simple and inexpensive. 

Hills, vales, etc., were constructed by nail- 
ing or tacking brown paper securely to 
supports at the baseboard edges, the base- 
board, everywhere, in fact, where the hi 
met something solid. By the careful insertion 
of balls of screwed-up newspaper the right 
conformation was obtained. Donning an old 
laboratory coat, I mixed a little bucketful of 
thinnish flour-and-water paste, and cut 
many copies of the Radio Times up the 
middle and then in half again. These were 
dipped in the paste, drained a few seconds, 
and then slapped on the brown paper, until 
this was covered with four or five layers. 
Where the hills met the baseboard the edges 
of the wet paper were torn to shapes. It is 
necessary to take care with the straight 
edges, which are not noticeable later if they 
are well pushed down. The drying took a 
few days, dependent on the temperature and 
humidity of the air, and the result was a 
slightly flexible scenery which held its 
shape and was surprisingly difficult to tear 
up at a later date. A yellow-green poster 
paint was painted on with a l|in. brush, and 
sawdust dyed with the same colouring and 
dried. The sawdust was applied on top of 
a coating of weak carpenter's glue. Cuttings 
were made by applying glue, thicker quality, 
to the required area, then a coating of 
papier mache. This was prepared by cook- 
ing small pieces of newspaper in water and 
glue while more pernickety members of the 
household were on shopping expeditions, 
etc. Coal was pressed into the papier mache 
with a dob of glue, and the result was an 
individual rock cutting. The papier mache 
was also used to bring the hills right to the 
track, and by using a Dinky Toy roller the 
roads were flattened out. A small plasterer's 
trowel helped here. The scenery produced 
was light, sturdy and. though I say it myself, 
a pretty good reproduction of coarser sheep 
grazing ground found in Wales. Rocky out- 
crops, etc., finished the picture. 

Walls for this were of the dry-stone kind, 
and made as follows. A strip of plasticine 
about 12-14mm. wide was rolled out on a 
piece of hardboard — about a foot of plasti- 
cine. The "base" side was butted up to a 
strip of wood, and the stones were made by 
carving and pressing with a pen-knife and 
a pinhead — the latter being a respectable 
size. The wall, about 5mm. thick, was cast 
with " Sculpturekraft " plaster mix, with a 
strip of old linen pressed into the wet mix. 
Later this linen prevented disintegration, 
and allowed one to bend the walls slightly, 
the plaster breaking down a " row " of stone 
joints. No wall was longer than nine inches 
— joints were thus necessary. 




Early British Railways 

St. Ives around the turn of the century. 0-4-2 tank No. 213 shunting iron Mink in the yard. 
Apart from the stock the scene has hardly changed. 

The diagram is self-explanatory. The tie- 
bar is dispensed with, the blades are per- 
manently sprung as shown and the addi- 
tional check rail is fitted. 

If the blades are filed down to give good 
flexibility, and the additional check-rail is 
correctly positioned, the lightest wagons will 
negotiate the point safely. 



Spring points 

L. N. BROWNFIELD 

When switching is always required in the 
same direction, spring points may be used 
to advantage, thus saving a point motor. 
Such points are particularly useful for run- 
rounds. 





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APRIL 1964 

Seat units for Bulleid 
coaches 

P. A. ALDOUS 

I thought that my OO Bulleid three-car 
set would look much better with interior 
fittings so 1 built corridor and compart- 
ments to the following specifications. 

First a base is made of stiff white card, 
21 lcml x 2.5cm. It is divided longways into 
seven partitions, the two end ones being 
2 8cm. long and the others 3.1cm. Each ot 
these represents a compartment. Belore 
going any farther it is advisable to check 
that this fits the coach easily Some cuts 
will have to be made to allow for the pro- 
jections on the inside of the coach. 

Now for each compartment cut a piece 
2.5cm. x 7.4cm. Lines are marked oh ana 
scored at these intervals (cm.): 1.5, .9, .7 
12 7 9 1-5. When bent to the correct 
shape,' each of these forms the seats and 
floor of a compartment (see diagram), ana 
for best results should be painted as fol- 
lows : second-class seats bright red first- 
class seats bright blue, floors deep blue or 
grey A strip about 5mm. high at the top 
of each seat back is painted cream. Luggage 
racks are optional, but I think they are 
unnecessary in models of this size. Now the 
seat backs are stuck together and the floor 
areas carefully to their corresponding places 
on the card base. 



u 




Early British Railways 



No 2315 "Magpie," ex-South Devon broad- g au g e 4-4-0 saddle tank. Both photographs by 
Old Cornwall Society (St. Ives branch). 



Next the corridor. It is made of card of 
the same dimensions as the base. The win- 
dows are best marked out by holding this 
behind the compartment windows on the 
coach and tracing the outline of these on to 
the card. They are carefully cut out (prefer- 
ably with a razor blade or a sharp knife) 
and the whole card is painted light brown 
on one side. Suitable markings for the slid- 
ing doors are made with a black pencil, 
and yellow panelling can be added between 
the compartments and over the doors (this 
is quite optional, however, as some coaches 
have it while others are panelled in brown, 
in which case it would not show on the 
model). The other side of the corridor is 
painted cream, with brown doors and win- 
dow-linings. This is the side which is stuck 
to the seats and base (a flap on the bottom 
to assist adhesion to the base would not be 
amiss), and after some of the seats have 
been partially cut away because of projec- 
tions the unit is dropped into the coach 
with the corridor, of course, on the correct 

S1 So much for the composite. The same 
arrangement applies to the two brake/ 
seconds, except that the bases and corridors 
will be only 14.5cm. long, the length ot 
five compartments. 

Finally before 1 am condemned by the 
perfectionists. I would add that this method 
does not cater for the provjsion ot lava- 
tories and access to the gangways because 
there is no way to do so, and anyway a 
very pleasing result is obtained from this. 
On the composite, however, the ends ot the 
celluloid windows on the corridor side can 
be painted grey (covering the end small 
windows), representing the obscure glass 
opposite the lavatory. 



On boilers— stationary and 
otherwise 

L. W. GODDARD 

With reference to the February issue of 
Railway Modeller, page 52, Mr. Whitfield 
is mistaken in thinking that the stationary 
boiler is an ex-Midland engine. It is m tact 
a Barton Wright 0-4-4 of Lancashire and 
Yorkshire origin. None of these engines sur- 
vived in traffic to become L.M.S. stock, but 
several are in use as stationary boilers for 
carriage heating, one at Manchester and 
two at Blackpool Central, besides the one at 
Liverpool as illustrated. There may be 
others. 



_j3ovjei-l- w 




I was interested in Mr. Stevenson's letter 
describing styrene sheet loco bodies I found 
his method failed, as with handling the 
boiler sank between the formers ; also, once 
cut to accommodate the motor, etc., the 
sheet tended to spring back to its original 
flatness. A method 1 have used for the past 
year on twenty-odd locos (TT and OO) is 
to roll the boiler on suitable size dowelling. 
The dowelling chosen is not more than _|in. 
less than the diameter ot the boiler The 
sheet is rolled and at the same time ' Mek- 
Pak " is wiped on every half-inch or so 
until the full boiler diameter is reached It 
is left for twenty-four hours to harden 
thoroughly then the dowelling is removed 

This leaves you with a solid plastic tube 
which can be sawn completely down its 
centre and still retain its original shape. 



Soldering cast kits 

R C ORMISTON-CHANT 
RONALD R. CODY 
ANTHONY HOATH 
HAROLD BOWCOTT 

Tonight we have heard of yet another 
case where a modeller complains that he 
has tried to solder a cast-metal kit but finds 
that " it just melts." As always, it transpires 
that ordinary tinsmith's solder is being used. 
Now you have reviewed the solder sup- 
plied by one firm for the purpose, but obvi- 
ously your efforts have been in vain. 

May we take the opportunity to explain 
to all who bother to read this that these kits 
are most successfully assembled using a 
eutectic low-melting-point alloy or else an 
amalgam, using phosphoric acid as flux / 
The last can be dealt with first. E.A.M h.b. 
sell this flux as " 40 " flux (see their adver- 
tisements), and it is also prepared by 
Spectra Chemicals Ltd. under the name 
- Soldaflo," an excellent flux to be used ior 
all types of soft soldering. 

The amalgam solder is used by organ 
builders for making up tin /zinc organ 
pipes ; it is thus elusive, but should be used 
if found There remains the eutectic alloy, 
again sold by E.A.M.E.S., and this is the 
one being obtained from any dealer who 
will' go to the trouble of ordering it, or else 
from the Reading folk themselves 

Everything claimed for the E.A.M. Lb. 
materials is true, and they may be freely 
us^d on a 15-watt iron with success, the 
point being that if a part is wrongly placed 
—and all parts should be " spotted " with a 
wee drop first to make sure— it can be re- 
moved and put back correctly, exactly as 
with normal solders on normal metals. 

We hope that we do not hear of any 
melting moments again. 

We might add that we use E.A.M.b.^. 
low-melting-point solder for almost every- 
thing on every cast-metal kit we have to 
assemble, even Mr. Wills's tiny items such 
as his whistle and branch piping on the 02. 
We have never gone wrong, or at least we 
have not yet heard of anything falling off. 



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RAIL WA Y MODELLER 



READERS' 
LETTERS 



We cannot consider for publication any 
letter not accompanied by the writer's full 
name and address, but we do not publish 
the latter except in the case of appeals. All 
correspondence to contributors must be 
addressed to them clo Railway Modeller, 
Pecoway, Station Road, Seaton, Devon, 

REVERSING LOOPS 

UNLESS my electric circuitry is getting even 
more rusty 1 believe there may be an error 
in the wiring diagram on page 43 and another 
error in the text. 

To deal with the latter first. Under '_' Sum- 
mary of a sequence of events " a train is sup- 
posed routed on to the inner loop. Paragraph 
(c) states " Loco stops on S2." Now S2 is on 
the outer loop, so should not this read SI? 

Similarly, paragraph (g) should read " Loco 
stops on S2 " (not SI). 

The circuit error : sections C2 and C8 are 
connected together, as are CI and C7. It follows 
that if a train arrives on the inner loop passage 
over C2 should set the entry point to the outer 
loop, yet when this train subsequently leaves 
the loop over C8 it should set the entry point 
for the inner loop (the one it is vacating), but 
being connected to C2 it will, in fact, set the 
entry point to the outer loop, on which a train 
may be standing. 

1 suggest that the connections to C7 and C8 
should be interchanged. 

P. M. WITHERS. 

PS. Another one ! Should not P2 in para- 
graph (k) read P3? 

The author admits and apologizes for these 
errors. He asks all those interested to change 
SI to S2 and vice versa, in the diagram, and 
also to interchange the connections between 
CI and C8. 

L. & Y. OPEN GOODS 

IN reply to Mr. Dale's letter in the October 
1963 Railway Modeller, I would confirm 
that he is correct in what he says about the 
V-hanger and that Arthur Whitehead should 
have shown a dotted line. However, if Mr. 
Dale had read the article and looked at Fig. 3 
he would have seen exactly how the brake gear 
is built up on the model and prototype. 

John Hodgson, of the L. & Y. Society, who 
probably knows more about L. & Y. freight 
stock than anyone else in this country, confirms 
that the model is correct, so anybody who has 
built one of these wagons need not worry about 
altering it in any way. 

G.E.R. 12T WAGON 

I am extremely pleased that Dr. J. A. N. 
Ems'ie spotted the mistake in my article about 
the G.E.R. open. 

I cannot understand how this mistake was 
made, and can only plead that the article was 
prepared in a rush following my discharge from 
hospital. I had written to the P.R.O. of B.R. 
Eastern Region asking him to confirm my notes 
on wagon numbers and merely copied his reply 
into the article without checking it. 

However, thanks to Dr. Emslie, the record 
is now correct. 

R. J. ESSERY. 
Hem el Hempstead. 

TREACLE— THE LAST WORD 

THERE has been considerable correspondence 
in your journal regarding the origin of 
treacle mining, and some of the opinions 
expressed are not in accordance with the known 
geological facts. 




William Williams, works manager, created this near-likeness of the original George England 
locomotives for the 3{in. -gauge garden railway of Charles East on Spooner, the works plate 
carrying the record " W, Williams, Engineer, Boston Lodge 1869." The track is a replica of 
Festiniog double-headed chaired rail, and it is understood that Williams made all his own 
tools for the work. Prior to her permanent installation in our museum at Portmadoc r 
" Topsy " will he on public display for the first time at the Model Railway Club Exhibition 
(Festiniog Railway Stand No. 61), to be held at Central Hall, Westminster, from March 31 
to April 4. 



Every schoolboy knows that coal is formed 
by the compression of the primeval forests. An 
early stage in the formation of coal is, of 
course, peat. If the primeval forest was com- 
posed principally of sugar-cane, and the decom- 
position has not been long enough, or the 
pressure of the rocks great enough, a treacle- 
bearing peat will be formed. The principal 
deposits of this type of peat are found mainly 
in Ireland, but there are some deposits in the 
Pennines and on Exmoor. 

The Sabden Treacle Mining Co. Limited, 
replicas of whose wagon I have the honour to 
possess in every gauge and scale from 2mm. 
upwards, was formed to mine the extensive 
deposits of treacle-bearing peat in the village 
of Moreandmore on the Ulster and Eire border. 

I trust that this will clarify the position 
between fact and fiction. 

GEORGE R. EMLIN. 

Sutton. 
Lt.-Col. late Slattery's Mounted Foot. 

This correspondence must now cease — the 
office is getting too sticky. — Ed., R.M. 



" LETRASET " 

1WAS most interested in the letter from Mr. 
Michael Farr in the No. 1 issue of " News 
Special " regarding " Letraset " transfers. 

For some time I have used " Letraset " in 
both modelling and other work, and have often 
thought that some small-sized letter sheets in 
yellow and gold would be most popular among 
railway model-makers. In fact, I have put an 
inquiry through a retailer, but nothing has so 
far come of it. 

While a special sheet containing miscellaneous 
word logotyoes would be ideal, a step in the 
right direction would be for " Letraset " to 
make available one of their existing sheets — 
say No. 189 (Futura Medium 8 point letters 
and numerals) — in yellow as well as in black. 
I know nothing about the manufacture of these 
transfers, but presumably it would be a rela- 
tively simple matter to change the ink and use 
the plate (or whatever it is) which prints the 
transfer sheets. In fact, as Mr. Farr points out. 
many of the larger letters are already available 
in several colours. 

Futura Medium is a type face very similar 
to Gill Sans (as used by British Railways), and 
the numerals in 8 point would be near enough 
to scale for, say, the numbering on OO gauge 
coaches. 



Perhaps you could approach this firm through 
trade channels (as 1 believe they deal only 
through retailers — usually retail stationers), and 
see whether anything can be done. I would 
certainly be a customer for a sheet or two on 
the lines of the above. 

IAN A. HENNELL. 

Worthing. 



TENDER FIRST ON THE S. & D. 

HAVING lived for the past fifteen years 
within 300 yards of the S. & D.J.R., about 
one mile east of Glastonbury station, 1 feel 1 
should clear up a few points about tender-first 
working on this line. 

Although tender-first working is the exception 
rather than the rule it is not uncommon. I 
myself have seen class 3Fs and occasionally 
class 4Fs working tender first on both passenger 
and goods trains ; nor does the introduction of 
the 22xx class to this line, as suggested by Mr. 
Lloyd Lee in the January Railway Modeller, 
appear to have altered the situation. 

It may be of some interest to note that on 
February 29 a class 22xx could be seen working 
tender first towards Evercreech junction pushing 
a guard's van, which seems to indicate that on 
the S. & D.J.R. almost anything might happen. 

W. H. LEAR, 

Glastonbury. 



" LOADED FREIGHT " 

1 THINK one can distinguish a fourth basic 
" shape " for wagon-loads : the heap or pile, 
where a load of half the wagon's cubic capacity 
occupies the whole. In this case the card " plat- 
form " supporting the hollow cone would be at 
or very near the bottom, and tilting would not 
be very effective, while the " heap " would not 
be easy to hold. However, if a small piece of 
metal were inserted at the tip of the pile a 
magnet would surely lift the whole load vertic- 
ally, and without the risks of derailment in 
tilting. 

The " small square of timber " sounds rather 
fearsome, even if balsa is used; modern adhe- 
sives permit the use of a shallow cylinder of 
light card or stout paper, with a small bite out 
of the lower edge if tilting is required. 

VERNON D. SHERGOLD, 

London. 



APRIL 1964 

NOTES AND NEWS 

We will be happy to include any news item 
of general interest provided it is received at 
least five weeks before the date of publica- 
tion of the relevant issue. 

The West Lanes O Gauge Group will be 
holding an exhibition in the Bluecoat Chambers, 
School Lane, Liverpool, from Monday, April 6, 
to Saturday, April 11, inclusive. Opening times 
are from noon to 9 p.m. on Monday to Friday 
and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday. The centre- 
piece of this show will be the club's superb O 
gauge fine-scale layout, based on L.M.S. prac- 
tice, which in itself is always worth a visit, but 
in addition we are promised a wide range of 
supporting exhibits from other enthusiasts in 
the area. 

The Gloucester and District M.R.C. has at 
last found a permanent clubroom, conveniently 
situated on the ring road near the junction 
with the Painswick road, in St. Aldate's Church 
Hall. Work is continuing on the 7mm. -scale 
narrow-gauge layout and test tracks in other 
gauges. New members will be warmly wel- 
comed, and should contact the hon. secretary, 
S. N. Adam, Prospect House, Bulls Cross, 
Stroud, Glos. 

A meeting of enthusiasts will take place on 
Whit-Sunday, May 17, at the Grand Hotel, 
Sheffield, from 2 to 7 p.m., admission being 7/- 
per head. One feature of this meeting will be 
an " Any Questions " session, in which promi- 
nent members of the hobby, trade and amateur, 
will be subjected to searching queries from the 
floor of the hall. Tea is included in the price, 
and it is hoped to run a coach tour for the 
ladies. The first of these meetings, held last 
year at Leeds, was an outstanding success. It is 
hoped that plenty of enthusiasts will come 
along to this one. For further details contact 
the hon. secretary of the Sheffield Model Rail- 
way Enthusiasts, W. Deakin, 91 Maltravers 
Terrace, Sheffield, enclosing a stamped 
addressed envelope. 

The elaborate exhibition railway built by 
Mr. Bertram Otto and exhibited by him at 
Eastbourne and recently at Olympia has been 
sold to Mr. Richard Burge, of New York, and 
is to be shown at the New York World's Fair. 
This layout, billed as the world's largest model 
railway, has on it almost every conceivable 
gimmick, and should prove a very considerable 
attraction at the fair. 

There will be no layout competition at this 
year's Model Railway Hobby Show, which, as 
we reported last month, is being brought for- 
ward to the second week in August. The com- 
petition for the Bagnall Cup, awarded to the 
best OO gauge locomotive at the show, will be 
held, and entry forms can be obtained from 
the organizer, G. H. Lake, at 283 Archway 
Road, Highgate, N.6. 

The former Westfield Railway Club of York, 
whose Kroyfield Section we featured in last 
month's Proprietary Modeller, has changed its 
name to the Castle Railway Circle. The name 
is not architectural in origin, but perpetuates 
one of the most famous locomotive classes in 
history. 

Mike Cook, in telling us this, also mentions 
that the Kroyfield line is no more. It is being 
pulled down to make room for the club's very 
successful model of Dawlish, which appeared 
at last year's Knaresborough, Leeds and York 
exhibitions. This line is to be considerably 
extended; the problem currently faced is that 
of reducing Newton Abbot sufficiently to fit it 
into the clubroom. The hon. secretary is M. 
Cook, " Hook House," Station Road. Strensall, 
York. 

There will be a film show, " American Steam 
in Action," by Mr. I. M. Coonie at the Clyde- 
side Model Railway Club's clubrooms, 69 
Ashley Street, Glasgow, C.3 (off Woodlands 
Road), on Friday, April 3, at 8 p.m., and all 
interested are invited to attend. 

The club is planning an exhibition (o be held 
in Glasgow in December, and the support of 



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A small portion of the West Lanes O Gauge Group's extensive layout. 



several Scottish clubs, the trade and private 
individuals has already been promised. All those 
interested in participating and not yet contacted 
are invited to write to the hon. secretary, Les 
Thome, at the above address. 

The clubrooms are open every Wednesday 
and Friday, and visitors are welcome to look 
in and have a natter over a cup of tea. 

The April meeting of the Leicester Model 
Railway Group will be at 7.30 on Tuesday, 
April 21, at the Charles Street Baptist Church, 
Leicester. Several short talks will be given by 
members on subjects ranging from "OOOOOO" 
modelling (layouts in matchboxes, etc.) to O 
gauge track construction. 

The meeting on May 19 at 7.30 will be a 
track night at the clubroom, 5a Knighton Fields 
Road West (off Saffron Lane, and opposite 
Bettinsons). The clubroom is also open on Wed- 
nesday and Thursday evenings from 7.30, for 
work on the club's three layouts. 

Further details of the club's activities are 
obtainable from the hon. secretary, R. H. 
Linnell, 31 Overdale Road, Leicester. 

The Horsham and District Model Railway 
Club has now redecorated its clubrooms, and 
the rebuilding of its layout, a scale branch line 
incorporating narrow gauge and tramways, is 
now well under way. Prospective members are 
welcome on any Tuesday or Friday evening at 
7.30 at the clubrooms, Needles Estate, Horsham. 
The hon. secretary is B. F. Atfield, 4 Albion 
Road, Horsham, Sussex. 

The Tramway and Light Railway Society is 
this year breaking with its usual tradition of 
exhibiting at the Model Railway Club Show 
at Westminster during Easter week, and instead 
is staging a model tramway exhibition at 
Woburn Abbey, the home of the Duke of Bed- 
ford. The exhibition will be open daily from 
Easter Sunday, March 29, until Sunday, April 5, 
and thereafter at weekends until Whitsun, 
between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. It is 
intended to have iin. scale standard-gauge and 
narrow-gauge working layouts, as well as static 
exhibits, relics and photographs. For further 
information you are invited to apply to M. A. 
Ward, 110 Carr Road, Greenford, Middlesex. 
The Railway Preservation Society (Midlands 
area) will be holding an open day on Easter 
Sunday, March 29, at the Hednesford Depot, 
Rugeley Road, Hednesford, Staffs. The site will 
be open from 2 to 7 p.m. Refreshments, etc., 
will be available. A small admission charge 
will be made to help general funds. A model 
live-steam track will be operating (by courtesy 



of the Sutton Coldfield and North Birmingham 
Model Engineering Society). 

The Leyton M.R.C. meets at 7 o'clock every 
Tuesday and Friday evening at its premises in 
central Leyton. Subscriptions are : juniors 
(15-17) 1/6; seniors (17 and over) 2/6. Visitors 
are welcome and should contact the secretary, 
enclosing a stamped addressed envelope for 
details. So that prospective members can get to 
know the club they are entitled to three weeks 
free trial membership, during which time they 
can enjoy all the facilities of full membership, 
including the use of the club's comprehensive 
lending and reference library. Modellers of all 
skills and scales are welcome. Refreshments are 
available. 

The Burgess Hill Miniature Railway Club 
proposes to hold an exhibition on Saturday, 
October 24, 1964. It is hoped to have on show 
the new portable layout which is being built 
by members during the absence of a permanent 
headquarters. Any" queries regarding the exhibi- 
tion should be sent to the exhibition manager, 
A. V. McCullagh, Western Watch, Wickham 
Way, Haywards Heath, Sussex. 

During the winter months a great deal of 
work has been done on the East Haitn and 
District M.R.C.'s OO layout — renovating, re- 
building, track renewal, rewiring, etc., the 
results of which should appear on track nights 
this month. Shortly, training of operators will 
commence in readiness for the coming exhibi- 
tions. In addition the EM layout is partly 
finished and it is anticipated that it too will 
be ready for display soon. Meetings are held 
each Monday at 7.30 p.m. in St. Gabriel's 
Church Hall, Park Road, Aldersbrook Road, 
E.ll (101 bus to the door). Further details on 
club nights or in advance (s.a.e. please) from 
the secretary, G. R. Lloyd, 32a Goldsmith 
Road, Leyton, E.10. 

The Norwood Model Railway Club pro- 
gramme for 1964 is mainly that of reconstruc- 
tion. The HO, OO and O gauge layouts have 
been in existence for some time, and it is felt 
that they have now served their purpose. Work 
has therefore started on the construction of 
new layouts in each of these gauges, using the 
existing baseboards. Although final completion 
is not expected for some time, it is intended 
that the main trackwork shall be completed as 
soon as possible in 1964, in order that track 
running evenings may be resumed. Although 
membership has risen during the past year, the 
club will always be pleased to welcome further 
new members. Details of the club and its 



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facilities can be obtained from the hon. secre- 
tary, L. Bramma Smith, 40 Harrow Road, 
Carshalton, Surrey, or at the club's head- 
quarters, the crypt of St. Luke's Church, West 
Norwood, S.E.27, any Tuesday evening after 
8.15. 

Once again, owing to expansion, the Weston- 
super-Mare Model Railway Club has had to 
move premises, and is now established in base- 
ment headquarters, a great improvement on the 
old clubroom, where space was at a premium. 
A fresh start on a new layout is on the imme- 
diate agenda, and anyone in the Weston area 
interested in railway modelling in all its aspects 
is invited to contact the secretary, W. Rimmer, 
22 Cleeve Drive, Cleeve, Somerset, who will be 
pleased to forward all particulars of the club. 

The Lune Valley Model Railway Club's 
meetings are held on Thursday evenings at the 
new clubroom at 19 Victoria Street, More- 
cambe, beneath James Wilson and Son, estate 
agents. At present a test track is being laid and 
it is the club's intention to cater for all gauges. 
A programme of visits is being arranged for 
1964. Those interested in membership or visits 
are welcome to write to the hon. secretary, 

F. Wilson, at 19 Victoria Street, Morecambe, 
for details. 

Evening meetings of the Hford Junior Motfel 
Railway Society are held every week at 36 
South Park Drive, Ilford. This society is cur- 
rently building a 2mm. terminus and new mem- 
bers are welcomed, as the present membership 
is small. There is a large library of old railway 
and model railway magazines and books and 
there are test tracks in OO and TT. Details 
from the secretary, A. McSean, 15 St. Thomas 
Gardens, Ilford, Essex (telephone ILF 1763). 

The Harrogate Model Railway and Experi- 
mental Engineering Society meets in the base- 
ment of Norwood College, Leeds Road, Harro- 
gate, on Thursday evenings from 7.30 onwards. 
A OO layout is under construction, and with 
the addition of further rooms expected at 
Easter a second OO layout will be constructed, 
for which plans are already in hand. General 
meetings are held on the third Thursday of 
each month, and the annual general meeting 
will be held at Norwood College on April 16. 
All enthusiasts are welcome, whether members 
of this society or not. Further details from 

G. P. M. Green, 33 St. Catherine's Road, 
Harrogate. 

A comprehensive live-steam exhibition, with 
a steam traction engine, a steam organ and a 
steam launch, duly backed by twelve model 
railway layouts under cover, will be held at 
St. Edmund's Hall, near Chingford Mount, 
South Chingford, Essex, on Saturday, April 18. 

As we go to press we hear from D. E. Lloyd, 
whose Augher Valley forms our railway of the 
month, that passenger services on the line 
ceased on February 1 last. However, in London- 
derry and Loch Swilly style, passengers are 
carried in the one remaining brake end. The 
L. & L.S.R. 4-8-0 is now in service, and the 
line has assumed a rather different character. 
Services on the extension are rather meagre ; 
only one train has ventured along it, and that 
only to try out the new engine. It is said that 
there is no foundation in the rumours that the 
line will close completely, but one wonders — 
it's altogether too close to prototype practice 
in a way we don't particularly like. 

The Ilford and West Essex M.R.C.'s annual 
general meeting was held on Wednesday, March 
4. Mr. D. R. (Lofty) Ebsworth was elected 
president for the coming year. 

During 'the winter months much reorganiza- 
tion has taken place in the clubroom. A new 
self-contained workshop has been constructed, 
separate from the main large workshop, to 
afford better facilities for members working in 
the smaller gauges. Test tracks for all gauges 
are being constructed as a permanent feature 
of the clubroom to enable members to test out 
their models. 

Several new projects are under way, including 
a projected 7mm. narrow-gauge layout for the 
narrow-gauge section, whose OOn3 layout won 
third prize in last year's Model Rail and Road 
Hobby Show at Westminster. Speakers, film 




Before the withdrawal of the Wrexham service Ellesmere was a junction. No. 1430 is at the 
duty on May 16, 1958. 

The hon. secretary is now Iain Smith, 37 
Montgomery Street, Edinburgh, 7. 

This year will almost certainly be the last in 
which a variety of Irish steam locomotives can 
be seen at work. Therefore, to act as a guide 
for prospective visitors, and as a tribute to the 
last days of steam in Ireland, the London area 
of the Irish Railway Record Society is publish- 
ing Steam Finale. This has been written by 
L. H. Liddle, who has had wide experience of 
his subject, and is due for publication in May, 
price ten shillings. However, for all orders 
received before June 1 the society is offering 
a pre-publication discount, and persons wishing 
to take advantage of this should send a_ remit- 
tance of eight shillings to G. J. Child, 13 
Cromer Road, Watford, Herts. Cheques and 
postal orders should be made payable to the 
Irish Railway Record Society, London Area, 
and will not be acknowledged unless a stamped 
addressed envelope is enclosed specially for the 
purDOse. 

A leaflet has been prepared giving further 
particulars of the book, and this will be sup- 
plied by Mr. Child on receipt of a stamped 
addressed envelope. 

A model railway convention will be held at 
the Queen's Hotel, Farnborough Road, Farn- 
borough, Hants, on Sunday, May 3, com- 
mencing at 2 p.m. Clubs from three counties, 
Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey, will be co- 
operating in this venture. 

The final form of the convention has not yet 
been settled, but will probably consist of work- 
ing layouts, static displays, film shows, dis- 
cussions and demonstrations. It is hoped that 
this venture will inspire and better the art of 
railway modelling. Should this convention be a 
success, further conventions will be held in 
future years. Details regarding this present con- 
vention may be had from the secretary, J. H. 
Kempley, " Kings Orchard," Holly Road, Cove, 
Farnborough, Hants (tel. Farnborough 2087). 

Last year the enterprise of modeller Mr. E. J. 
Hemmant provided Folkestone with an amenity 
enjoyed by thousands of visitors. An old shelter 
was converted into a hall in which an Alpine 
railway layout was installed. There are several 
trains running on complicated pathways, a lake 
and waterfall (with real water), villages, a 
market town, mountains, fields, animals and 
buildings in this splendid exhibition. The Alpine 
railway will reopen on March 28, and until 
Whitsun will be open at each weekend. 



shows and visits have been, or are being, 
arranged for the coming months. 

New members are cordially invited. There is 
something on most evenings at the clubrooms 
at the rear of the down slow platform of 
Chadwell Heath station, B.R. Eastern Region. 
Further information is available from the hon. 
secretary, R. L. Riddle, 36 Vernon Road, Seven 
Kings, Ilford, Essex (tel. SEVen Kings 5334). 

The Scottish Railway Preservation Society has 
taken over the task of raising funds to purchase 
the N.B. 0-6-0 goods loco " Maude," to allow 
the North British Railway Group, which operates 
with the society, to concentrate on certain 
other preservation schemes. Donations are 
urgently required. 

The "C.R. 0-4-4 tank B.R. No. 55189 has 
been purchased by the society and is being 
restored to original livery and reconditioned. 
Donations, however, are still needed to repay 
a generous loan given towards the purchase of 
the engine. 

Scotland will have its own rail museum in 
the next three years. The society has leased an 
extensive goods tranship depot from B.R. at 
Falkirk (Grahamston), which it is hoped to 
open to the public as a museum before 1966. 
It is capable of housing a large number of 
locos and vehicles, but much work will have 
to be carried out internally before relics are 
exhibited. 

Murrayfield station, in Edinburgh, the 
society's headquarters, will be open this summer 
as a small relics museum. 

The society has started two more groups. The 
Caledonian Railway Group has started as a 
central information office, to collect material of 
a'l kinds connected with this company. It will 
be used to distribute literature, photographs, 
etc., to all Caley enthusiasts. After a very suc- 
cessful public meeting in Glasgow during Feb- 
ruary a group was started to examine and 
record all aspects of the lesser-known of the 
Scottish pre-group companies — the Glasgow and 
South Western Railway. 

Information about these groups, which will 
be of value to modellers, can be obtained 
through the society. Persons wishing details or 
wanting to join the groups do not necessarily 
have to be members of the S.R.P.S. 

All inquiries concerning the above — and any 
other aspect of the society and associated 
groups — should be sent to S.R.P.S., Murrayfield 
Station, Roseburn Terrace, Edinburgh, 12. 



From Whitsun to the end of September the 
opening time is 10.30 a.m. daily and Mr Hem- 
ma nt has promised a further attraction by the 
time the daily opening comes round— none other 
than a model of the proposed Channel tunnel 
layout ! This very attractive model layout is 
well worth a visit, and concessions in the 
moderate entrance fees are made to parties of 
ten people and over. The exhibition is on the 
famous Folkestone Leas, overlooking the cross- 
Channel harbour and very close to the oldest 
cliff railway in the south of England. 



Saturday, April 25 

CRAWLEY MODEL RAILWAY SOCIETY 

Huts 30 and 22 (adjacent), Tilgate Forest 
Recreational Centre, Tilgate. 
Opening times: 2—6.30 p.m. 
Admission: adults 1/-, children 6d. 

Saturday, May 23— Saturday, May 30 
CHESTER MODEL RAILWAY CLUB 
The Clubroom, Northgate Station, Chester. 
Opening times: Saturdays 10 a.m.— 10 p m., 

weekdays 6.30—10 p.m.; closed Sunday, 

May 24. 
Admission: adults 1/-, children 6d. 



EXHIBITIONS 



Tuesday, Ma-rch 31— Saturday, April 4 
MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION 
Central Hall, Westminster. See page 105. 

Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4 
CHICHESTER AND DISTRICT SOCIETY 
OF MODEL ENGINEERS 

The Assembly Rooms, North Street, Chichester. 
Opening times: 10.30 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. 
Admission: adults 2/-, children (if accompanied 
and under 15) 1/-. 

Monday, April 6 — Saturday, April 11 
WEST LANCS O GAUGE GROUP 
Bluecoats Chambers, Liverpool. 
See Notes and News for details. 

Saturday. April 18 

CH1NGFORD STEAM EXHIBITION 

St. Edmund's Hall, Chingford Mount, 

South Chingford, Essex. 

See Notes and News for full details. 



CHANGES OF SECRETARY 

Horsham and District Model Railway Club 

Hon. secretary is now B. F. Atfield, 4 Albion 
Road, Horsham, Sussex. 



Ilford Junior Model Railway Society 

Hon. secretary is now A. McSean, 
Thomas Gardens, Ilford, Essex. 



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INQUIRY CORNER 

Readers with specific prototype problems 
that cannot be answered by reference to 
published information or drawings can have 
their requests for information published 
here free of charge. It is understood that 
they will meet out-of-pocket expenses in- 
curred by other readers. 

Muswell Hill and Alexandra Palace stations 

Mr. B. Kenton, of 36 Belmont Avenue, 
Palmers Green, London, N.13, would be pleased 
to receive any photographs and track layouts 
of Muswell Hill and Alexandra Palace stations 
on the now disused branch line. 



BOOK REVIEW 

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The text, as far as a relatively brief account 
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The book has a spiral-back binding, which 
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The standard of draughtsmanship is high, but 
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However, this difficulty can be overcome by 
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This reservation apart, this book is an in- 
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Southern Railway station). Turnham Green 9930. 

FAREHAM. Model railways, all gauges ; Hornby, 
Tri-ang, Trix, Marklin, Peco, H & M, etc. G. M. H. 
Bunce & Co. Limited, 206 West Street ( Fareham 
4136). M.E.T.A. 



NELSON, Lanes Tri-ang OO and TT, local repairs ; 
Wrenn, Peco, H & M, Dyke & Ward, Hamblings, 
Airfix, Minic cars, etc. 57 Railway Street, Ken's 
Model Shop (tel. 65591 ). 

STAFFORD has had a 100 per cent model shop 
since 1936. JOHN W. BAGNALL Ltd., South Walls 
Road, Stafford (tel. 3420). M.E.T.A. 

PEN FRIENDS home and abroad, all ages. Send 
s.a.e. for details. European Friendship Society, 
Burnley, Lanes. 

AMERICAN magazines. Yearly subscriptions : 
" Model Railroader " 50/-, " Railroad Model 
Craftsman " 39/-, " Trains " 50/-. Specimens 5/- 
each. Hobson, 344 Topsham Road, Exeter. 

FOR SALE, gauge I. The final lot Mills Bros, goods, 
transfers, track parts and sundries. S.a.e. list. Balow. 

FOR SALE, gauge O Mills Bros, and Exley track 
parts, transfers, rolling stock, locomotives and sun- 
dries. S.a.e. list. Below. 

FOR SALE, books, photograph albums, tickets, pic- 
tures, and miscellania ex Appleby and Yarrum col- 
lections, including some tramway items. S.a.e. list. 
The Ridge, Baslow, Derbyshire. 

AMERICAN RAILROADING in HO ! BROOK RAIL- 
ROADS have Varney as well ! Reliable mail-order 
service. Send 6d. for price list to 36 Cunningham 
Avenue, St. Albans. 

MANCHESTER'S largest stock of Tri-ang and Minic, 
also Hornby 2- and 3-rail, Marklin, Faller, etc. 
Smith's of Salford, 235/9 Regent Road, Salford, 5, 
near Manchester (tel. TRA 1367, ex. 5). 

RAILWAY PHOTOGRAPHS. New list X3 of Irish 
railways and specimen photograph 1/9 post paid. 
For list R30 Southern Railway group or list R31 
industrial locomotives add 1/- each to remittance. 
REAL PHOTOGRAPHS LTD. (RM4), SOUTHPORT, 
Lanes. 

PAINTS : Humbrol, Duradio gloss, black, red, 
yellow, green, white, 6d, tin. Brushes 5d., sizes 1 
to 5. S.a.e. for lists. Anorma, Ratio, Modelcraft, 
etc. Bargains. R. Macadam, Oaklands, Barrowford, 
Lanes. 

OLD WOKING. Wills, K's, H & M, Humbrol, 
Ratio, Airfix, E.A.M.E.S., Nucro, Romford, Hamb- 
lings, etc. F. C. Bedford Ltd., 183/185 High 
Street. 

3/9 EACH, point motors, all gauges, 12-20 volts. 
See below. 

SOLENOID COILS 9/- per dozen. S.M.M., 38 
Manor Road, Borrowash, Derby. Now — 3-day mail- 
order service. 

KITMASTER KITS still available from the Model 
Railway Shop (Leinster Models), 18 Monck Place, 
Phibsboro, Dublin 7, Ireland, also Liliput at new 
reduced prices, with Marklin or Fleischmann coup- 
lings. 

OO AND TT model railways bought, sold, ex- 
changed. S.a.e. lists. Southern Model Railways, 6 
Sunnymead Close, Middleton-on-Sea, Sussex. 

CONVERT your Hornby 3-rail locos to 2-rail : 7- 
day service; 0-6-2 and Bo-Bo £1, all others £1/5/-. 
The Model Shop, 31 St. Ann's Road, Harrow. 



Private Safes 



MARKLIN train set, extensive layout to be included 
in auction sale on April 23, 1964. Sidney Phillips 
& Son, F.A.I., 8 King Street, Hereford (tel. 2635 
and 6886). 

FOR SALE, gauge OO. Mr. G. Ridd has now avail- 
able his fifth list, which can be had (s.a.e. please) 
from The Ridge, Baslow, Derbyshire. 



GREAT WESTERN, the first loco to be built at 
Swindon. Original prints of this engine from the 
Kippax drawing, beautifully printed on cartridge 
paper, size 36in. x 15in., ideal for framing, each 
15/6 plus 1/- postage. John Gregory, 23 Yeomeads, 
Birdwell Gardens, Long Ashton, Somerset. 

TRI-ANG B.R. power car and trailer car, converted 
Hornby-Dublo 3-rail, easily reconverted ; as new ; 
£3 o.n.o. Write S. Shingler, 3 Challinor Avenue, 
Leek, Staffs. 

GAUGE O track, rolling stock, locomotives, etc. 
S.a.e. list. Cousins, 3 Kinver Road, Sydenham, Lon- 
don, S.E.26. 

TRI-ANG OO equipment : 7 locos, smoke, 7 
coaches, wagons, standard and Super 4 track, 15 
points, stations, houses, engine sheds, power units ; 
£30. 34 Springfield, Hardwicke, Glos. 

DUBLO 2-rail new (Christmas) City of London 
70/-, 2-8-0 65/-, B.R. 2-6-4 50/-, tank 0-6-0 
25/-. Brown, 29 Fenton Road, Bucknall, Stoke-on- 
Trent. 

EXTENSIVE Tri-ang/Hornby layout: baseboard 10ft. 
6in. x 6ft., 8 locos, Dinky toys, accessories ; mostly 
boxed as new ; lot £35 ; will sell separately or ex- 
change for gauge 1 stock. 28 Hamilton Road, 
Reading, Berks. 

FOR SALE, extensive train set, Trix and Tri-ang 
items, good condition ; worth £40 new, sell the lot 
£15 o.n.o., or separate items. S.a.e. for lists to P. 
J. Holmes, 72 Lavendon Road, Perry Barr, Birming- 
ham 22b. 

BASSETT-LOWKE and Exley electric gauge O engines 
and rolling stock, etc. S.a.e. list. Roberts, 51 Node 
Hill, Newport, l.o.W. 

HOn3 Ken Kidder " Mudhen " narrow-gauge logging 
loco, with extra detail, £5. Moss, 5 Westmead Ave- 
nue, Wisbech, Cambs. 

STOP DREAMING — Get cracking on that layout in 
an insulated loft, 18ft. x 10ft., with permanent ac- 
cess, contained in this immaculately maintained ter- 
race house, completely modernized on open-plan 
style. Fully fitted kitchen-dinette, living room, hall 
entrance, 4 bedrooms, bathroom, solid-fuel central 
heating, small garden, garage. For sale. Apply K. C. 
Plumb, 24 Eastmoor Road, Wakefield. 

"RAILWAY MODELLER" August 1960 to March 
1963, 1/- each; "Meccano Magazine" January 
1957 to July 1962, 8d. each; £2 the lot, postage 
included. 43 Village Road, Finchley, London, N.3. 

FOR SALE, gauge O, approx. 450ft. brass 3-rail, 
25 points, 4 B.L. locos, 9 Exley coaches, 3 large 
stations, several buildings, control cabinet and other 
items ; inspection invited ; suitable school ; selling 
as a whole. Madge, Pomeroy, Wingfield, Trowbridge 
(tel. 2408). 

FOR SALE, continental Trix equipment, including 2 
locos, 2 transformer/controllers, electric points 
and track, delightful Faller houses, etc. 3 King's 
Court, Colindeep Lane, London, N.W.9. 

MIDLAND PULLMAN, Tri-ang power and trailer 
cars, 4 Kitmaster cars; as new; £4/10/- o.n.o. 
Ogden, 52 Herbert Street, Loughborough, Leics. 

FOR SALE, Hornby 2-8-0 55/-, Tri-ang 3MT tank 
50/-, or exchange any one for Hornby diesel 
shunter. S.a.e. for list. F. J. Wood, 19 Oakdene 
Avenue, Huncoat, Accrington, Lanes. 

GEM scale points 7/6, universal 4/6, Stewart Reid- 
path tank body 10/-. Wanted, H & M point motors. 
Pitts, 18 Beckett Road, Worcester. 

£10 lot or s.a.e. list: OO scale, 2 locos, Romford- 
powered 2-car Pullman, K's wagons, Peco wagons, 
sets bogies, station kit, sleepers, chairs, points, kits, 
junctions, crossovers, etc., paints, drawings, suit 
club. Norris, 210 Tamworth Road, Sawley, Long 
Eaton, Notts. 

HORNBY-DUBLO : 30ft. track, power control unit, 
2 locos, electric points, etc., rolling stock, numerous 
other extras ; £12 o.n.o. Tel. Bristol 625224. 



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tri ANG Series 3 track and points. S.a.e. for list. 
T B?!chin ,47 " Robin Hood Chase, Nottingham. 
DUBLO 3-rail : straights, curves, hand P°i nts 5/- : 
coaches, wagons, accessories. S.a.e details. Booth, 
41 Westdown Drive, Thurmaston, Leics. 
FOR SALE, " RAILWAY MODELLER » from Janu- 
ary 1952, "Railway News" from January _ 1951, 

;;^^c= r ,9ir«r^; « 

Harold Street, Leeds 6, Yorks. 

MARKLIN 2-10-0, 4-6-2, 2-6-2, 0-8-0 locos, 19 
Joach-s and wagons, 120ft. track. 10 e ectr.c 
point , bridges, controller ; excellent condition ; 
cost £100; best offer over £50 secures. Fit -Lt. 
Francis, 6 Officers' Carasite. R.A.F. Hullavington. 
Chippenham, Wilts. 

7ft 6in. sq. model railway, including three con- 
trollers, 5 engines, Wrenn track, electric points : 
£40 o.n.o. Dolby. Church Walk, Holbeach. Lines. 
MARKLIN 4029, 4908, Trix flyer, controller, trans- 
former ; offers. S.a.e. N. Clemance, 25 Fa.rcross 
Avenue, Chase Cross, Romford, Essex. 
H/D 3-RAIL : 6 locos, 2 control units, 40 rolling 
stock, 12 points, 100ft. track, etc.; cost £100, 
accept £40 S.a.e. for list. Wallace, 109 Lome 
Street, Farnworth, Lanes. 

" RAILWAY MODELLER," " M.R.N." in binders, 
two yekrs per binder. 1956/7. 1958/9, 1960/1, 
30/- binder; loose, 1962, 1963, 13/- year; postage 
extra. Robert Batchelor, 17 Lilian Gardens, Wood- 
ford Green, Essex. 
WILLS 2251 kit, Tri-ang chassis with scale wheels, 
£3/10/-; 2 Exley G.W.R. 1st corridors, excellent 
condition. 32/6 each. Box No. 64/26. 
OOO SCALE boxed architectural models, factory, 
flats, hotel, theatre ; also trees, cars, etc. ; cost 
£50 take £10 o.n.o. W. B. Williams, New 
Dalstead." Cffley Road, Hitchin, Herts. 
LARGE 3-RAIL Hornby-Dublo layout : 5 locomo- 
tives, 20 points, etc.; cost £100, will accept £45 
or separate. S.a.e. list. Sharp, Lane End. Park V,ew, 
Great Bookham, Surrey. 

CHEAP : 2-rail OO and HO track, rolling stock 
and accessories : Tri-ang, Hornby, Fleischmann, etc. 
S.a.e. list. Seddon. 83 Berrylands Road, Moreton, 
Cheshire. 

FOR SALE, permanent way, crossovers, etc and 
lineside equipment in gauge O. Box No. bA/li. 

MARKLIN. Perfect condition, 3021 3000, 3135 
set, transformer, track. S.a.e. list. Lea, 53 High 
Street, Polesworth, Tamworth, Staffs. 

OO COACHES, Exley, Hambling, CCW, Ratio, Kit- 
master ; goods stock, various makes ; locos, 2- and 
3-rail ; kits and complete models. S.a.e. list. Stott, 
22 Burton Street, Brixham, Devon. 

TRI-ANG OO/TT equipment, Kitmaster kits. Please 
send s.a.e. for complete lists. 99 Welbeck Avenue, 
Aylesbury, Bucks. 

MOST "RAILWAY MODELLERS," July 1959 to 
date ; unmade Peco. K's, Wills ; Safety Minor, 2 
baseboards 4ft. x 1ft. 6in. S.a.e. for list. West. 5 
Battery Road, Portishead, Bristol. 

LONDON street lamps, polished solid copper, ideal 

for gate posts, drives, etc. ; £12 each, ""'age 

paid. Please write for details, photograph. Box No. 

64/24. 

DUBLO 2-rail Cardiff Castle, as new, 50/- ; 0-6-2T, 

2-rail, 30/- ; plus postage. G. Hancock, 4 Lime 

Close, Newport Pagnell, Bucks. 

FOR SALE, Hornby-Dublo 2-rail 8F (ring field) 
50/-; 3F, 35/-. S.a.e. O'Neill, 193 Cranbrook 
Avenue. Hull, Yorkshire. 

TRI-ANG Series 3 : £20 worth of track as new ; 
what offers ? Nearest to £14 secures. Also mail 
coach. Moore, The Croft, Brownlow Road, Croydon 
(Croydon 3332). 

TRIX EXPRESS loco, coaches ; Trix Twin rolling 
stock ; Wrenn universal track. Byrne. Lolworth 
Rectory, Cambridge. 

DUBLO : two maroon suburban coaches (4083, 
4084) 7/6 each. S.a.e. Stevens, One Spenser Road, 
Aylesbury. 

WHAT offers for bundles of 6 Wrenn points and 
levers in 15in. or 36in. radius, new Tri-ang electric 
turntable, set of 3 electric H/D signals and 
switches. Brand new H/D 2-8-0 8F £3. J. Palmer, 
2 Stevenage Road, Knebworth. Herts. 

BRANCH terminus, B.R.M.S. OO, locos, K's stock, 
etc., £12 : magazines. Details to Hesketh. Forest 
House, Bscup, Lanes. 



TT soinp NG. Locos, stock, accessories; reason- 
able S a e. list. Lewis, Station House, Risca, Mon. 
TRI-ANG OO standard track for sale, about 130ft., 
inc udhng electric points, etc. Write for details to 
Mr Trainer, 51 Wimmerfield Crescent. Killay, 
Swansea. 

BARGAIN— Tri-ang Black Princess, 22/- ; i T.aroo„ 
and cream coaches, restaurant, 5/- ; 2x shorties 
4/- each. D. Hardie, 43 Cambridge Road, Crosby, 
Liverpool 23. 

WRENN OO track and points for sale, fair condi- 
tion. Farmer, 47 Lowndes Square, London, S.W.I 
(tel. BEL 4683). 

"RAILWAY MODELLER" 1958 to 1962 inclusive, 
"Model Railway News" 1962; 10/- per M volume. 
Nock's "Scottish Railways" 17/6. •Modelling 
Old Time Railways" 10/-; in mint condition. 
Quilter, Alexandra Lodge, Keyhaven Road. Milford- 
on-Sea, Hants. 

HORNBY OO layout on table 6ft. x 4ft. : 6 locos, 
2 controllers, 22 electrical circuits, all accessories ; 
£20 o.n.o. Shipman. 41 The Warren. Gravesend, 
Kent. 

"RAILWAY MODELLER" 1958-63 and " f I.R N." 
September 1957 to August 1961, August 1959 
missing from both sets; 12/- per year or £5 the 
lot. Write Beattie, 45 Dudley Crescent, Edinburgh. 

SALE, 2 persons' joint railway: approx. £160 of 
Hornby-Dublo, Tri-ang railway, various makes ot 
track ; accept any reasonable offer. 20 locos, some 
hand buiit, plus rolling stock, transformers, lineside 
equipment. Callers by appointment, or write M. 
Axcell, 28 Essex Street, London, E.7. 

AUGHER VALLEY RAILWAY. See April " R.M." 
Whole layout, portative, for sale, minus rolling 
stock. Chance of a lifetime ! Buyer collects. S.a.e. 
with bona fide offers or inquiries to 32 Corkland 
Road, Manchester, 21. 



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TRI-ANG OO and TT, Dublo 2-ra.l, Exley coaches, 

handbuilt locos, etc. Details first to Southern Model 

Railways. 6 Sunnymead Close, Middleton-on-Sea. 

Sussex. 

2iin.-GAUGE electric layout : locos, rolling stock 

and controls, suitable for outdoors. Also any models 

to l/16th scale. Hughes, Marine Lake, Rhyl. 

WESA STOCK, 12 or 13mm. gauge. Ring Gipsy 
Hill 4066 or write B. D. Attewell, 70 Highlands 
Court, Highland Road, London, S.E.19. 

WANTED, KITMASTER TT Royal Scot kits ; state 
price. Patrick, 21 Barlow Drive, Sheffield 6. 

TRIX TTR Schools and compound locos, with ten- 
ders, best condition : also operating dump wagons ; 
other TTR items considered ; price, particulars to 
Birks. 28 Wulfric Road, Sheffield 2. Yorks. 

BLUE PULLMAN Kitmaster kits — will buy odd ones 
from traders' stocks or private seller, to make up 
the six-coach train. Gardner. 199 Hangleton Road, 
Hove, Sussex. 

TRIX 3-rail track (fibre), operating dump wagons, 
most other items : state price. Advertiser, Innisfree, 
Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate. 

WANTED, OO Great Western clerestories, prefer- 
ably 6-wheelers. R. Robinson, Furnace Lodge, Fel- 
bridge, East Grinstead, Sussex. 

EAMES TT gauge S7XX body kit or complete loco, 
also Castle chassis. Hanson, West Green. Langford, 
Newton St. Cyres, Devon. 

TWO PRESTACON precision presses, with tools, in 
good condition. N. Fisher. General Delivery. Port 
Mellon. British Columbia, Canada. 

WANTED, model business, import, manufacturing, 

mail order. Details in confidence to Box No. 

64/21. 

KITMASTER OO/HO loco kits Nos. 3. 4. 25, 36 

Write Goding. 36 Rydal Street, West Hartlepool. 

WANTED, O gauge secondhand track, reasonable 
price. Dodd, Bishampton. Worcs. 

WANTED, " Railway Modeller ' January-— May. 
December 1960; also G.W.R., S.R. locos and Exley 
Zephyr coaches. Box No. 64/20. 



WANTED. Hornby, Tri-ang or similar OO items, 
£ complete outfit ; must be in first-class condition 
and reasonable price. Box No. 64/11. 
AMERICAN, continental and British scale railway 
equipment, also good-class ©gauge, for .cash or 
exchange Hobby Supp es, 4 Station Parade, Jur- 
ington 8 Lane, ChiswTck, W.4 ( Chiswick Southern 
Railway station, NOT the Underground) ( TUR 
9930). 

GW.R. locos, coaches, wagons (especially passenger 
locos), kits or ready-built, in good condition. II 
Rawlence Road, Salisbury, Wilts. 

GAUGE 1 wagons and locos wanted. Appleby 10 
Palace Chambers, Bridge Street, London, b.W.i. 
WANTED, Exley coaches for O and I OO gauges; 
must be in good condition. Box No. 64/18. 
TRI-ANG AND DUBLO 2-rail items always re- 
quired : top prices paid for good modern items 
only. Thomas, City Arcade, Fore Street, Exeter. 
WANTED TO BUY : old toy trams, any make, in 
O or 1 gauge or larger. Also wanted, Marklin 
equipment in 1 gauge. Write, giving full particu ars, 
to S C. Mickler. P.O. Box 411, Tampa 1. Florida, 
U.S.A. 

THE proprietors of EXHIBITION MODEL RAIL- 
WAYS wish to purchase first-class coin-operated 
working models of locomotives, etc. Any interesting 
subject considered. Please write, giving full details. 
to Box No. 64/6. 



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HAVE H/D 2-rail track or cash exchange for Minic 
motorway and/or Tri-ang OO layout. Sumner, 22 
The View, London. S.E.2. 



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accommodation in London area (up to 15 miles 
from Piccadilly). Box No. 64/22. 



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Lone Star, etc. — at Britain's lowest prices — all sold on approval 
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(2) Our range of new goods by H & M, GEM, Wills, K's, BEC, Esanel, 
Romford, Jamieson, Eames, Graham Farish. 

(3) Our comprehensive loco conversions of all types (free quotes on 
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— 10/- extra for fitting of new N/S wheels. 

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drawings if possible for free quotes. 

(5) Our popular straight-exchange or part-exchange services. Used goods 
straight exchanged for other used goods, part exchanges to Peco OO, 
Farish Formoway and GEM TT flexible track, special plan for Dublo 
3-rail owners changing to 2-rail (Peco Streamline). 

DON'T DELAY— SEND FOR YOUR COPY NOW! 

WANTED. All makes of model railways in OOO, TT, OO, O gauges. 

Exchanges with pleasure. Please send full list for valuation and s.a.e. for 

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O gauge locos: mint Lowke "Scotsman" £17/10/-, mint "Prince 
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OO hand-built locos, super-detailed : L.M.S. 2P 0-4-4 tank £22/10/-, 
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Our range of secondhand goods, British, American and continental, is 
one of the most comprehensive in the country and bargain-hunters 
generally find a visit well worth while. New goods of all leading makers 
exchanged for your unwanted modelling items at best possible terms. 

CONTINENTAL AND AMERICAN MODELS A 
SPECIALITY 



HORNBY 

MINIC 

FLEISCHMANN 

RIVAROSSI 

WILLS 

LILIPUT 

LONE STAR 



TRI-ANG 



TRIX 



PLAYCRAFT 



HORNBY/ACHO 

FALLER 

VOLLMER 

ZEUKE 

MARKLIN 

SUPERQUICK 



AIRFIX 

PECO 

WRENN 

MERIT 

GEM 

H & M 

GRAHAM FARISH 



Secondhand 
goods sent by 

post have 
a money-back 
guarantee 
if they fail 
to satisfy. 




TRACK EXCHANGE 

We can exchange 
any type of track 
for any other. Just 
state your require- 
ments and send 
s.a.e. 



HOBBY SUPPLIES 



is. We 
station, 



Some people have difficulty in finding 
are opposite Chiswick Southern Railway 

NOT the underground. Map sent on request. 

4 STATION PARADE, BURLINGTON 
LANE, CHISWICK, LONDON, W.4 

TURNHAM GREEN 9930 
Open till 7 p.m., I p.m. Thursdays. 




SAVE! SAVE!! SAVE!!! 
BRAND NEW GOODS AT 5/- IN THE POUND DISCOUNT 

We have purchased the entire model railway stocks of three well-known model shops and can offer, WHILE STOCKS LAST, these goods at a discount of 

5/- IN THE £ OFF THE MAKERS' NORMAL PRICES 

The stocks comprise Tri-ang, Tri-ang TT, Rokal, Rivarossi, Wrenn, GEM, Peco, Kitmaster, Vollmer, Faller, Hoffmann, Schneider, etc., plus a small 

quantity of Hornby-Dublo 2- and 3-rail items. 

SEND A STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE NOW FOR FULL LISTS AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS GREAT 

OFFER WHILE THE OPPORTUNITY LASTS 

Have you our 1964 catalogue containing hundreds of other bargains ? If not, send for it now. Price 6d., post free. 

Pay us a visit if possible and see the largest selection of model trains and equipment in the country. Over 1,000 square feet packed with model railway 
bargains. Buses 69, 70, 71 from Petergate pass the shop, or if coming by tar follow the ring road until you come to Lumb Lane. We are only 100 

yards down towards Bradford. 

THE TRAIN SHOP SUPERMARKET 

179-181 LUMB LANE, BRADFORD, YORKS 



Tel. 44556 



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ERG (Bournemouth) LTD. 

Suppliers of OO model railway equipment 

529 ROUMELIA LANE (off Sea Road) 

BOSCOMBE, BOURNEMOUTH 

: Gimp pins ( i in. x 1 9g. ), 1/- per pkt. (600 approx. ). 
fix transfers — loco, coach and wagon (80 types). ERG 
precision card parts (45 types), s.a.e. for list. ERG OO strappings (12 
types), 1/6 per doz. (can be mixed). ERG 4mm. scale brass channel 
section (4mm. x 4mm.), 3in. long, 6d. per length. ERG double-sided 
scale ruler (six scales, white, easily read unbreakable Cobex), 3/11 each. 
ERG monster pkt. min. posters (over 110), 3/8 posted. ERG Cobex 
translucent sheets ( 12in. x 6in.), orange, red and green, 1/6 per sheet. 
ERG OO spring unit, 1/6 per pkt. ERG OO 3-link couplings, 9d. per 
pair. ERG OO buffers, spring znd non-spring: spring (three types), 1/6 
pkt., oval 1/10 ; non-spring (three types), 1/- per pkt., oval 1/3. 
Brass wire (24g.), 4d. per ft.; s/steel wire (25g.) 4d. per ft. M/P 
wagon parts available as loose components, see lists. ERG fine-grain track 
ballast, 3/- per bag (approx. 1 pint). ERG's buffer beams (spring and 
non-spring), 9d. per pr. Button magnets (4mm.), | in. high, 2/- each. 
ERG catalogue, 2/3 posted. Skinley catalogue, 1/6 posted. Cardboard 
rolling stock with CPS supplement, 5/6 posted. Model Railway Handbook 
1,7th edition), 3/10 posted. All postage extra. 



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OOSCALE" MODELS 

by modellers for modellers 



COACH KITS! 

4mm. scale only now — other scales later 

TELL US WHAT YOU WANT AND WE WILL MAKE THE 

KIT TO SUIT YOU 

Foolscap s.a.e. for lists please 

9 The Fields, Lower Caldecote, Biggleswade, Beds 



NO STANDSTILL AT ADUR 

With so few new items from British firms this year now is the time to 
look into the wide range offered by Adur, and there are more new 

makes to come this year. 
In stock, Trix new scale coaches B.R., S.R., G.W. 12/6, Eggerbahn HO 
on 9mm. diesel loco 84/-, tip or log wagon 9/6, ZEUKE HO on 12mm. 
track narrow gauge, 0-10-0 tank 90/-, goods van 16/-, ELECTROTREN 
flat with sacks 16/6, yellow van 10/6, six-wheel tanker 13/9, Piko V200 
eight-wheel drive diesel 89/-, 0-4-0 diesel shunter 42/-. NEW LILIPUT : 
black P8 114/6, green P8 161/-. O.B.B. express coach 23/6. French 
Hornby loco 60/-, diesel shunter 90/-, bogie goods 16/6. All Hornby, Trix, 
Fleischmann. Piko, Pola, Lindberg, etc., in stock. Lone Star houses 3/11. 
Book now for G.W. Western Enterprise diesel, 0-4-0 tank, Peco point 
10/6, Peco OOO track, Arnold OOO tank 0-6-0 TEMPO F7 St. Fe. 44/-, 
Maryland BL 2 diesel 52/-, DB VI 60 52/-. Immediate delivery to Ireland 

and overseas of Tenshodo, etc. Book for U.K. quota. 
Special offer : Arnold bogie vans 5/6, Hoffman houses 7/6. HO list 6d. 

ADUR MODELS 

JOHN STREET, SHOREHAM, SUSSEX 

World-wide mail order service. Catalogues : French Hornby 

1/-, Piko-Gutzold 2/3, Electrotren 3/3, Rivarossi 2/3, Trix 

end layout book 2/6, Faller and roadways 2/3, Wiad 6d. rPEALEM 

See February " R.M." cover to see how good Fleischmann track looks. 




GAUGE OO 

Scale signal ladder, 6in. 
Six-block on/off switches 
Merco buildings sheets : 

slate, smoky brick, 

new brick, each 



1/2 
7/6 



6d. 



GAUGE O New super metal coaches 

L.M.S. corrs. and non-corrs. ... £15 
G.W.R. corrs. or ocean mails £15/10/- 
Steel 2-rail coach wheels (pair 

and axle) 4/4^ 

Scale screw couplings, each ... 2/1 
Gauge O price list 6d. 



]. L. HOLBROOK (M.E.T.A.), Charnwood, Elmsway, Hale Barns, Cheshire 



BRISTOL'S MODEL RAILWAY STORE 

Peco, Hornby, Acho, Tri-ang, Trix, Wills kits. K's, Wrenn, Hamblings, 

W & H, Merit, H & M, Superquick. Airfix, Humbrol, VIP raceways. 

Minic motorways. Wrenn 152. Books, plans and periodicals. 

SALANSON LTD. (new shopping centre) 

83, 85 FAIRFAX STREET, BRISTOL 1 



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FORMOWAY 
TRACKWORK 



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Another of the world's finest toy shops 



HARRY BALL & SON 

announce the removal of their model depot to 

8a CHINA STREET 

LANCASTER 

where the new larger premises will be known as 

THE MODEL SHOP 

When in the area pay us a visit ! 

COMPLETE RANGE OF MODEL RAILWAYS 
AND ACCESSORIES 



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Keeps you in touch with the best in French 
modelling. 

Fully illustrated. Articles on prototype and model subjects. 

Many scale drawings of French stock. 

Captions and titles in English. 

Single copies 4/-. Annual subscription 44/-. 

Peco Technical Advice Bureau, Pecoway, Station Road, 
Seaton, Devon 



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condition, yet always available for immediate reference, we now 
offer Easibind self-binding cases. These convenient holders accom- 
modate twelve issues in a firm, stiff case which opens flat for easy 
reference. Copies can be inserted and taken out if required at any 
time. 

Easibinders also available for the " Shows You How " series of 
booklets, and to take plan books and other Peco publications 
measuring 8in. by 5^in. 

EASIBINDER FOR "RAILWAY MODELLER" (green binding) 14/6 

EASIRINDER FOR "SHOWS YOU HOW" BOOKLETS 
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THE PECO TECHNICAL ADVICE BUREAU 

Pecoway, Station Road, Seaton, Devon 



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1 EVERYTHING FOR 00 & TT | 

= OF K-ourse ! =j 

=E The NEW KIT from K's, the Kirtley M.R. 0-6-0 and tender locomotive, EE 

— will be ready by now — price to be announced. We have ample stocks of — - 

— these and all others ; K's catalogue 1/-. — 
rr MINIC is now added to our range — see the new Tri-ang catalogue 1/-. — 

— And for TRACK and POINTS, we stock Peco, GEM, Wrenn, Tri-ang, = 

— Welkut, etc., and the especially recommended FIRMWAY. — 
~ Send for our free list of Merit figures, trees, etc.. and 1,001 accessories. :z 
= Brass point-control tubing, lOid. ft. Plated wire, 6d. coil. = 

— Green Iceland moss for trees, fences, scenic work, 2/6 bag. — 
= NEW 14-volt grain of wheat lamps, all colours, 1/- each. ^ 

— Pea lamps with holder, 3-volt 9d., 14-volt 1/6, complete. = 
=T All NEW Hammant & Morgan electrical equipment. List s.a.e. — 
SZ Tri-ang Model-Land building kits, price: from 2/11. List s.a.e. = 

— Hornby-Dublo locos converted from 3-rail to 2-rail. Bo-Bo or 0-6-2 for — 
== 20/- ; all other types 25/-, including tender. Pest 2/6. Z= 

= * NOTE REDUCED RAIL AND CORK PRICES * = 

= For OO or TT use CORK SHEET for ballast and silence : = 

= 36in. x 12in. x l/32in. 1/3 36in. x 1 2in. x |in. 2/1 1 = 

= 36in. x 12in. x 1/16in. 1/9 Pafra glue, 1 /- tube = 

— Fine scale TT N/Silver flat-bottom rail, 8/3 doz. yds. = 
= OO B/H rail, N/Silver 9/- doz. yds., Brass 6/9 doz. yds. = 
= Universal size OO Wrenn pattern B/H rail, T/S only, 7/9 doz. yds. = 
= Scale OO flat-bottom N/Silver rail, 10/9 doz. yds. — 
= PRICE LISTS: W & H 6d., GEM 1/6, Peco 1/9, Exley 3/-, Skinley 1/3, = 
= Wills 1/-, Trix 1/9, ERG 1/9, H & M Electrical 1/6, Wrenn Wiring == 

— Book 1/-, K's 1/-, Hamblings Scenic 1/3, Hamblings General 1/6, = 
ST Tri-ang and Minic 1/-, Tri-ang TT 6d. =Z 

rz Write, call or phone — we can supply your every need. Z£ 

E E Please add postage for prompt mail order service. — 



JONES BROS. 



OF CHISWICK = 



— Phone 



I min. from Turnham Green station (District Line) — 

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday until 1 p.m. Saturday 6.30 p.m. ~ 

56 TURNHAM GREEN TERRACE, CHISWICK, W.4 = 

CHI 0858 Established 1911 = 

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MAIL ORDERS A SPECIALITY 

POST FREE OVER ill 

MAIN AGENTS FOR 

HORNBY-DUBLO 2- and 3-rail 
TRI-ANG OO and TT (service agents) 
MARKLIN. TRIX, K/s, WILLS, EXLEY 
GRAHAM FARISH 

LONE STAR OOO, FLEISCHMANN 
MINIC MOTORWAYS 

Comprehensive range of the above in stock 



TRACK BY 



PECO, WRENN, GEM, GRAHAM 
WELKUT, ex stock 



FARISH 

.. U/9 
.. 15/9 
.. 28/- 
.. 32/1 

8/6 
10/6 
44/4 

7/9 
24/6 

Hamo trams and Eheim 

trolleybuses. 

Faller, Airfix, Superquick and 

Vollmer building kits. 

Antex 12v. soldering 

iron - 2!>/- 

Full range of the new GEM narrow gauge in stock, including track 
(4/8 per yard) 



Graham Farish Y point 

diamond crossing 

single slip 

three-way point 

24in. radius points 

36in. radius points 

Fleischmann double slip, electrically operated 

Hornby-Dublo Simplec points 

K's Mk. 1 motor 

Hammant & Morgan electrical 
equipment a speciality. We 
have the complete range in 
stock always. 

S.M.3 point motor ... 9/- 
Powermaster £4/4/- 




13 BOOTLE STREET, OFF DEANSGATE 
MANCHESTER 2. Tel. BLA 3972 



SCOTT-BROWNE 

PROMPT WORLD-WIDE MAIL ORDER SERVICE 



TRI-ANG OO 

Diesel Pullman power car. Blue 52/6 

trailer ,, ,, 13/6 

,, ,. parlour ,, ,, 13/6 

A1A-A1A diesel. Green 49/6 

EM2 electric loco with operat- 
ing pantographs. Green 63/- 

4-6-0 class BI2 with tender ... 45/- 
Combined OO railway/motor- 
way illustrated catalogue. Post 

free 1/4 

TRI-ANG TT 

A1A-A1A diesel. Green 52/6 

0-6-0 tank. Black 32/- 

Diesel power car 42/- 

Diesel trailer car 13/6 

Diesel centre car 12/- 

Full range of all TT items in stock. 
Illustrated catalogue. Post free lOd. 
WILLS FINECAST LOCO KITS 
L.M.S. (ex-Caledonian) 0-6-OT. 
Will fit Tri-ang 0-6-0 chassis 39/6 
L.N.E.R. J39 and tender. Will 
fit Tri-ang 0-6-0 chassis ... 65/4 
G.W.R. 9400 class. Fits Tri-ang 

0-6-0 46/8 

G.W.R. Ill class. Takes Hornby 
0-6-0. Pony truck provided in 
kit 39/8 

G.W.R.' 225t'"Coiiet "goods! 
Takes Tri-ang 0-6-0. Tender 
and tender wheels supplied in 

kit 

S.R. (ex-L.B.S.C.) 0-4-2 tank 

Chassis kit 

G.W.R. saddle tank 1804 class 
Chassis kit 



AIRFIX RAILBUS MOTORIZING 
KIT 

Set parts and wheels for 
motorizing. No motor. State if 
required for Tri-ang or H/D 

standards 22/3 

SLATERS PLASTIKARD 
Plastic card for modelling buildings, 
rolling stock, etc. Can be drilled, filed 
or scraped. Supplied BLACK or 
WHITE in sheets 1 3 i n . x 9in. in fol- 
lowing thicknesses: -OlOin. 1/2, 
•020in. 1/6, -030in. 2/6, -040in. 3/6. 
Transparent, size 1 2 in. x 7in., per 
sheet 1/-. 

We are official repair specialists for 
Hornby and can undertake all repairs 
and conversions. 
HORNBY-DUBLO 
AIRFIX ROLLING STOCK KITS 
All at 2/- each : tank wagon, cement 
wagon, mineral, cattle, brake van, 
meat van, diesel shunter. 
All at 3/- each : railbus, loco crane, 
refrigerator van, Lowmac and excava- 
tor, J94 tank loco. 
Prairie tank loco G.W.R. 4/6. 
ROMFORD WHEEL CONVERSION 
KITS 

For Kitmaster/Airfix kits. Metal 
wheels, coupling rods, bushes. No 
gears or motor. 
Prairie tank 
J94 tank 



65/4 Prairie tank 17/6 

46/8 J94 tank 17/6 

23/- "Evening Star" 29/2 

39/6 Schools class 12/3 

23/- B.R. Mogul 17/6 

Cash with order or C.O.D. (U.K. only). Overseas orders supplied without 
purchase tax (approximately one-seventh off U.K. prices of taxable items). Cash 
with order, postage charged at cost. Orders over £2 acknowledged by air mail. 
We pay U.K. postage on orders over £2 (except extra packing charge 1/6 for 
yard lengths track). Under £2 please add 2/-. S.a.e. with all inquiries please. 
Cheques and postal orders should be crossed. 

J. SG0TT-BR0WNE (n,*™ abbot) LTD. 

51 QUEEN STREET, NEWTON ABBOT, DEVON Phone 1179 



NEW S.R. DRAWINGS IN TT, OO AND O GAUGES ! 

P.487, Phase 1, B.E.P. and C.E.P. stock motor coach; P. 488, ditto. 

compo trailer ; P. 489, ditto, trailer buffet ; P.490, ditto, trailer 2nd ; 

478, Bo-Bo diesel-electric loco, Nos. 6500 to 6585 class. All 4/- each. 

Please state gauge. 14th edition catalogue, 1/6 post paid. 

JOHN E. SKINLEY, 132 HIGH STREET, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, ESSEX 



PERSONAL SHOPPERS 

OUR VAST STOCKS ENABLE US 
TO OFFER A GOOD SERVICE ON 
MODEL RAILWAY EQUIPMENT. 

PLEASE VISIT US AND SEE THE 

LATEST ITEMS FROM ALL THE 

LEADING MAKERS. 

M0DEL&T00L SUPPLIES 

604 KINGSTON ROAD 
RAYNES PARK, S.W.20 

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BACK NUMBERS 

Only limited supplies of early issues now available 
this max he your last chance. 



At 1/- each 

1957 MAY, JUNE, JULY 

1958 JUNE, JULY. AUGUST 

1959 MAY 
JULY, 



AUGUST, OCTOBER, 



1960 MAY, JUNE, 
DECEMBER 

1961 FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL, MAY, JUNE, JULY, 
AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER. NOVEMBER 

1962 MARCH, APRIL, MAY, JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, 
SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER 

At 2/- each 

1963 JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL, MAY, 
JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER 

At 2/6 each 

1963 OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER 

1964 JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH 

Postage extra : one copy 5d., two copies 76., three or more 
3d. per copy. 

PECO TECHNICAL ADVICE BUREAU 

PECOWAY SEATON DEVON 



TRIX 1964. New two-rail track system. New "Western Enterprise 
diesel loco. The Trix range now includes items from Trix Express, Liliput, 
Tempo, plus Kibri and Wiad kits. Full details in the new Trix 1964 
44-page colour catalogue 2/- post free. 

BAKER'S MODEL SHOP 

(Dept. R.M.) 
14 CANTERBURY STREET, GILLINGHAM, KENT 



H/DUBLO 2-rail Co-Co diesel £4/2/6 



15/- 
18/6 
15/9 
45/- 
66/- 



& O, OO, TT GAUGE MODEL RAILWAYS 
! AND CARS BOUGHT, SOLD, EXCHANGED 

Prompt Mail Order Service — ALL GOODS POST FREE (overseas over 
£10). S.a.e. all inquiries, lists. Callers send for lists first (shop hours on 
lists). C.o.d. if required. Overseas clients especially catered for with a 
real personal service — deduct l/7th P. Tax except books, power units. 

_.__■?_._- .. _ - JAMIESON LOCO BODY KITS 

LMS 5XP Jubilee 4-6-0 56/- 

4.4.O 4P compound 49/- 

Streamline Pacific 63/- 

,, 0-4-4 tank 2P ... 35/- 

reb. " Scot " ... 56/- 

GWR Hall 4-6-0 49/- 

,, " King " 4-6-0 ... 56/- 

LNER Bl 4-6-0 49/- 

" Green Arrow*' 56/- 

PECO Streamline track 6/- 
K's LOCO KITS (COMPLETE 1 ! 

LMS black 5 4-6-0 ... £9/7/3 
GWR 63XX Mogul ...£7/10/6 
LNER J72 0-6-0 tank £4/18/- 
GWR 6-whl. cler. coach 19/10 
GWR 4-whl. coach ... 17/6 
FARISH diamonds 15/9, " Y " 
points 12/9, single slips 28/-, 
3-way points 32/-, 2ft. turn- 
outs 8/6, point levers 2/-. 



Elec. optd. Simplec points 

Pullman coaches 

Suburban coaches, latest 

TRI-ANG LNER ( GE ) B12 loco 

Blue Pullman twin set 

"Nellie," "Polly," "Connie" 0-4-OT 29/6 

Rocket launching wagon 12/3 

TT "Britannia" eng., tend. ... 61/6 

TT "Merchant Navy" 57/4 

TT points, diamonds, ea 7/11 

GEM TT 36in. points 12/10 

do. 15in.,24in., "Y" and curved ea. 9/4 
LNWR Prince and Precursor kits 35/- 
WILLS LNER A2 loco body kit 99/- 
LMS Mogul (Crab) body kit ... 
LMS CI. 4F 0-6-0 body kit 

Chassis kit for above 

LNER J39 0-6-0 body kit 

LSWR 02 0-4-4 tank body kit 

Chassis kit for above 

GWR 2251 0-6-0 



77/- 

65/- 
23/- 
65/- 

26/3 

65/- 



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INDIVIDUALLY HAND-BUILT LOCO BODIES — most gauges, railways 
incl. narrow. Loco fittings stocked, sheet brass, nickel-silver ; used items 

always in stock in Tri-ang, H/Dublo, Wrenn, Gem, etc. Main agencies | 

held. LOCO MODELLERS WANTED, STATE CAPABILITIES. . 

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(RM) LONG EATON | 

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MAIN INQUIRIES, ORDERS, GOODS — 102 Curzon Street, Long Eaton ! 

RETAIL SHOP — 2 Wilsthorpe Road, Long Eaton. Opp. LMR Sawley June. I 

station. Open to 7 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 10.30 a.m. — 5.30 p.m. ■ 

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NEW PECO WONDERFUL WAGONS, OO 

Pwllheli Granite Co. 3-plank, black 

with white lettering 9/6 

A. Gresley & Co., Blaby, 5-plank, red 
oxide with white lettering shaded 
black 9/6 

T. Jenkerson & Sons, Milford Haven, 
7-plank, black with white lettering 
shaded red 10/6 

NEW PECO MINERAL WAGONS, TT-3 

Joseph Cole & Son Ltd 6/9 

Mendip Mountain Quarries 6/9 

E.A.M.E.S. 

Stockton and Darlington chaldron 

wagon kit 5/10 



KIBRI 

Signal box kit ... 

133 THE BROADWAY 

MILL HILL 

LONDON, N.W.7 



14/9 

38 FRETHERNE ROAD 

WELWYN GARDEN CITY 

HERTS 



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RAILWAY 

SPECIALISTS 



OO GAUGE 
WILLS G.W.R. " Hall " kit. Home £5/18/7, export £5/2/-. 

Fits to Tri-ang B12 chassis, home £1/17/-, export £1/11/8. 
Scale chassis available later. 

JAMIESON C - R - 0-6-0 (" Lambie") superstructure kit. Home £2/16/-, 
export £2/8/-. Chassis kit available later. 

TT GAUGE 

BEC 22XX kit - Home £1 /15/-, export £1/10/-. 

Fits to Tri-ang T9S chassis. Home £1/7/2, export £1/3/3. 

FOR ALL MODELLERS 
MINIDRILL Lathe, home and export £12/12/-, takes Minidrill No. 6, 
No. 8 or No. 9, operates on Uv. D.C., either power 
pack or battery, converts to vertical drill. Delivery of 
lathe five to six weeks from date of order. S.a.e. for 
Minidrill leaflet. 

E.A.M.E.S. 7mm. brass channel, 1/3 per 18in. length. 

ALL the above available from your local dealer. If difficulty is experi- 
enced in obtaining these, or any other item, we would be pleased to 
serve you. Please allow for post/pack/insurance on orders under £!>. 
Please send an s.a.e. when making an inquiry of your dealer by post. 

TRADE INQUIRIES WELCOMED 

E.A.M.E.S. (Reading) Ltd 

24 TUDOR ROAD, READING, BERKS 




As 

David C. 
found... 



David C. was pretty sure that a bank account wouldn't 
be much use to him. But one thing set him thinking. He 
had the ambition to set up on his own in business. But 
though he was earning good money as a Radio engineer 
—he didn't seem to be getting any money together. 
Decided to see if a bank account with Lloyds Bank 
could help him. Went along. Met very friendly .staff. 
Talked it over. Could have kicked himself for not going 
sooner. Opened an account on the spot. Soon found 
how a cheque book helped him save for his own 
business. Why don't you go in and chat to your local 
Lloyds Bank manager— you too will find . . . 



LLOYDS 
BANK 



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MODEL RAILWAY ENTHUSIASTS 

A welcome awaits you at 

STAFFORD'S 100% MODEL SHOP 
JOHN W. BAGNALL LTD. 

Model craftsmen's supplies 

SOUTH WALLS, STAFFORD 

Est. 1 936 Phone 3420 

Service agents for M.E.T.A., Hornby-Dublo, Tri-ang, Playcraft, Marklin, etc. 




TRI-ANG TT DIESEL RAILCAR 42/- 

TRI-ANG OO AIA-AIA DIESEL 49/6 

TRI-ANG REAL ESTATE VILLAGE CHURCH KIT WITH CHIMES 24/_ 

GRAHAM FARISH PANNIER TANK 4S/6 

HAMMANT AND MORGAN SOLENOID MOTOR »/- 

MINIPAK FOWER UNIT 36/_ 

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STARTING IN 
SCALE OO 

This popular-priced pocket-book has been specially 
prepared to show the quickest, easiest and most 
straightforward way of producing a small-scale 
model railway. The method described is one that 
has been tried and tested by hundreds of enthu- 
siasts over the past ten years with complete suc- 
cess. Over thirty illustrations showing you how to 
build a layout. 



2'6 



Post 4d. 



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From your local dealer or direct (post 2/10) from 

THE PECO TECHNICAL ADVICE BUREAU 

PECOWAY, STATION ROAD, SEATON, DEVON 



EDWARD EXLEY LTD. 

NEW CATALOG NOW READY 31- (inland), 3/9 (overseas! 
post paid, giving full details of all Exley specialities, A.C.L.M. 
Scale Masonrv, Mills Bros. Railroad Accessories for all gauges 

1 to TT. " 

NEW: Swiss railroad and street lamps, and illuminated clocks 
from 5/10 each. New color light signals from 9/10. Fluorescent 
double-arm street lamps 11/8 PER PAIR. Authentic colored 
posters from G.W.R./S.R. and L.M.S./L.N.E.R. 1/2 per sheet. 
liO/OO and O. 

CATALOGS : Hamo Electric Tramways 2/-, Eheim 
Trolleybus 2/-, Merten Animals and Figures 2/-, 
Pocher Continental Railways 3/-, Carter's Lighting 
and Scenic Materials 2/-. All post paid. 

THE RIDGE, EATON HILL, BASLOW, 
DERBYSHIRE. Tel. BASLOW 3224 




CH AIRWAY TRACK FOR 
REALISM 

FULLY CHAIRED 

SCALE BULLHEAD TRACK 



ALLAN BRETT CANNON LTD. 

32 RAILWAY APPROACH, LONDON BRIDGE, S.E.I 
and 171 RAILWAY APPROACH, W.I 2 

Tel. HOP 2289 



NEW! 

Available NOW! 



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TIME 



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THE FIRST 
IN BRITAIN 



DEE-ESS PRODUCTS 



SCENIC DECORATION 
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FOR THE MOST REALISTIC LAYOUTS 

Sol; sale concessionaires i PECO, SEATON, DEVON 

Large packet standard grade 1/4, fine 1/8 

Manufactured by DEE-ESS PRODUCTS, RAMSGATE, KENT 



RAIL MINIATURE 
HASH 

FRANCE'S NEWEST MODEL RAILWAY MAGAZINE 

Fully illustrated, comprehensive. 
Single copies 4/-. Annual subscription 44/-. 

Peco Technical Advice Bureau, Pecoway, Station Road, 
Seaton, Devon 



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sfWELKUT 

Increase* 
strength 

Ready 

flexible ° n, y 5 / 3 P er y ard » °° 2-rai 



TRACK 



Large range of 

pointwork 

ALL 

NICKEL-SILVER 

RAIL 




The universal track 

SUITABLE FOR 

ALL TRAINS 



SCALE WORKING MODEL LAMPS 



Also 

TREES, 

WALLS, ROCKS, 

SCENIC 

MATERIALS, 

etc. 




available in 
clear or orange 
WL 10 3/- 
WL 20 3/3 
WL 30 4/6 
WL40 4/9 



Send 1/- for new list and sample track, 6d. for list only. 
Please deal with your model shop when possible. 



POWER UNITS 

WITH PRINTED CIRCUIT FOR EFFICIENCY 

The most advanced design available 



P.C. THREE SUPER 59/6 




FEATURES : 

12v. D.C. variable 

with HI-LO switch 

and pulse power 



12 D.C. 
uncontrolled 



Instrument 
finish 



Guaranteed for 
12 months 



16v. A.C. 
isolated 



Automatic reset 
thermal cutout 



Total output 
2\ amps 



Eight different models of controllers and transformers to choose from, 
ranging from 17/6 to £5/19/6 

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Every model railway can now have the roadways 
working too! model roads and racing — the first 
British magazine devoted exclusively to the subject — 
' shows you how ' every month. Lavishly illustrated articles 
on all aspects of model motoring and car racing with a 
special emphasis on the scenic approach — of particular 
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FORMOWAY track and points are the real thing in miniature, 
with sprung blades as in the prototype. Sleepers are correct to 
B.R.M.S.B. measurements. Rail sections are in hard drawn 
nickel stiver. AM electrical connections are welded in. 

In addition to the range below more special FORMOWAY 
points are on the way. 



FORMOWAY TRACK 



Jjm.Cm j B-K-C. 8 B S .E B_jL. S S.J6 E B_ 



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Truiy flexible without stress or distortion. Can be laid without cutting or prep- 
aration. Rails and sleepers exactly match Formoway pointwork. Per yard 5/11, 



TURNOUTS 



■ ■ « c.b .*A34rlwf\LJU, 

L.H. and R.H. in 2' radius. Two L.H, i = ul-hc = g s 3 u trnrrflunrau u s. m 

points for a "Trailing' 1 crossover, two R.H. points a "Facing" crossover 
—maintaining strict 6' way between tracks. Each 8/6. 



DIAMOND POINTS 



This 15° Crossing makes up into a ^vrn*"* s * " " " B *~s~rrT#= 

superb double junction suitable for all two rail systems, including "common 
return 11 . Each 15/9. 




Y POINTS 



The 4' radius in both rails ensures 

a smooth pass over the points at speed. Each 12/9. 



BIfflffllillJ^3tJ#*=iB 

its iTBTursiLrs ira i-e^S^iJ^a-aJJ nil 
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POINT LEVERS 



excessive pressure or wear. Each 2/- 



SINGLE SLIP 



Helical levers specially designed to 
operate ForniDway pointwork without 



4S e =^_e 



( a i V& 





The first scale Single Slip with accurate sprung blades ever made, 3' radius, 
and ready wired— a magnificent and realistic point, Each 28/-. 



THREE WAY POINT 



Shown on the right with photographic 
realism the only scaleThree Way Point 

in the worid. A most ingenious and fascinating space saver, 2' radius and 

ready wired. Each 32/1. 



FORMOWAY 




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fascinating illustrated Graham Farish 
1964 Handbook— 1}6 (Postage 6d.) 



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